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Asia stocks mixed after Cyprus vote on bailout

6:03 AM, Mar 20, 2013   |    comments
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BANGKOK (AP) - Asian stock markets were mixed Wednesday after Cypriot lawmakers rejected a tax on bank deposits that would have partly funded an emergency bailout to save the country from financial collapse.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng rose 0.9 percent to 22,234.37. South Korea's Kospi fell 0.4 percent to 1,970.57. Australia's stock market was dragged lower by mining shares. The S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.3 percent to 4,972.50. Benchmarks in Taiwan, Indonesia and Singapore also fell. Mainland Chinese shares and New Zealand rose.

Stock markets in Japan were closed for a public holiday.






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