10/23/2013

Asian-Pacific markets fell Wednesday after news of larger-than-expected loan write-offs by China's biggest banks alarmed investors. Japan's Nikkei 225 dropped 2%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 1.4%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.3%. China's Shanghai Composite gave up 1.3%. South Korea's Kospi lost 1%. India's Sensex was down 0.5%.

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