Japanese shares take a hit as yen gains; other Asian markets down

07/29/2013 | MarketWatch

Exporters hurt by a strengthening yen led Japanese shares lower Monday, with the Nikkei ending down 3.32% at 13,661.13, its lowest level in more than a month. Elsewhere in Asia markets were down as well, in part due to economic worries in China. The Hang Seng fell 0.54% to 21,850.15, the Kospi lost 0.57% to 1,899.89 and the S&P/ASX edged up 0.09% to 5,046.30.

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