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Monetary-policy anxiety hits Asian-Pacific markets

Asian-Pacific stock markets declined Monday as traders worried that central banks were about to tighten monetary policy. Japan’s Nikkei 225 declined 1.7%; Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index dropped 3.4%; Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 2.2%; China’s Shanghai Composite lost 1.9%; South Korea’s Kospi gave up 2.3%; and India’s Sensex was down 1.5%.

CNBC (12 Sep.)