4/19/2012

Asian-Pacific share markets were mixed Thursday as investors awaited results of closely watched debt auctions in France and Spain. Japan's Nikkei 225 slid 0.8%. South Korea's Kospi edged down 0.2%. China's Shanghai Composite gave up 0.1%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index gained 1%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 added 0.3%. India's Sensex was flat shortly before midday.

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