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Asia Stocks Fall On Lethargic US, Europe Jobs Data

Among individual stocks, Hong Kong-listed Bank of China tumbled 4 percent and China Construction Bank dropped 3.3 percent after Singapore state investment company Temasek Holdings sold parts of stakes in this banks and raised about $2.5 billion.

U.S. stocks ended mixed Wednesday after the troubling jobs reports. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 0.1 percent to 13,268.57. The Standard & Poor's 500 fell 0.3 percent to 1,402.31. The Nasdaq composite index rose 0.3 percent to 3,059.85.

Benchmark oil for June delivery was down 10 cents to $105.12 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 94 cents Wednesday to finish at $105.22 per barrel on the Nymex.

In currencies, the euro fell to $1.3142 from $1.3165 late Wednesday in New York. The dollar was unchanged at 80.17 yen.

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