Asian stock markets declined Monday after large losses late last week on Wall Street. Japan's Nikkei 225, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 and Taiwan's Taiex gave up 0.7%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped 0.6%, China's Shanghai Composite fell 1.1% and South Korea's Kospi Composite slid 0.8%. New Zealand's NZX inched down 0.1%, while India's Sensex was down 0.2% and Singapore's Straits Times Index had fallen 0.4% in afternoon trading.

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