Jitters over the broader implications for Europe of the Cyprus bailout and a report that Chinese banks may be reducing the size of loans for real estate development kept a lid on stocks across much of Asia. The Nikkei fell 0.60% to 12,471.62, the Hang Seng edged up 0.27% to 22,311.08, the Kospi added 0.30% to 1,983.70 and the S&P/ASX declined 0.80% to 4,950.20.

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