Most Asian-Pacific share markets declined Tuesday after the Bank of Japan left a key interest rate unchanged and did not indicate an easing of monetary policy. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped 1.2%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.6%. Japan's Nikkei 225 and South Korea's Kospi each lost 0.1%. India's Sensex was down 0.3% shortly after midday. China's Shanghai Composite rose 0.9%. Taiwan's Taiex gained 0.5%.
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