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Overnight Markets: US stocks end mostly lower on tech selloff

by Himanshu Singh on May 09, 2014 at 04:34

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index gained 0.3% to 138 as of 10:22 a.m. in Hong Kong. Japan’s Topix index gained 0.8%. South Korea’s Kospi index rose 0.2% after the central bank left its benchmark interest rate at 2.5% for a 12th straight month.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index lost 0.3%, dragged lower by Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd., trading without the right to the current dividend.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index added 0.2%, while the Shanghai Composite Index fell 0.1%. Taiwan’s Taiex index slipped 0.3%. New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index dropped 0.1%, and Singapore’s Straits Times Index was little changed.

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