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Overnight Markets: US stocks fall for third day after mixed data

by Himanshu Singh on Jan 07, 2014 at 03:48

The MSCI Asia Pacific Index lost 0.1% to 139 as of 10:53 a.m. in Tokyo after rising as much as 0.2%. Japan’s Topix index slipped 0.5% while the yen fell 0.1% versus the dollar after rising 0.6% yesterday.

South Korea’s Kospi index rose 0.3%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index added 0.4% as data showed the nation had a smaller-than-expected trade deficit in November.

New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index gained 0.1%. Singapore’s Straits Times Index was little changed and Taiwan’s Taiex index rose 0.5%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index added 0.2%, while China’s Shanghai Composite Index declined 0.3%.

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