Weaker U.S. manufacturing, budget squabbles weigh on Asian shares

12/4/2012 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Troubling signs from the U.S. in the form of weak manufacturing numbers and disagreement in the late stages of government budget talks held down shares across Asia. The Nikkei eased 0.27% to 9,432.46, the Kospi lost 0.25% to 1,935.18, the S&P/ASX fell 0.62% to 4,503.60 and the Hang Seng edged up 0.15% to 21,799.97.

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