South Korea's Kospi fell 0.4 percent to 1,925.59. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dropped 0.1 percent to 4,483.40. Mainland China's Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.3 percent to 2,098.70 and the smaller Shenzhen Composite Index lost 0.7 percent at 859.47. Benchmarks in Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines rose.Concerns about global economic growth â¿¿ especially the direction of China's economy â¿¿ hurt Australian mining shares since Australia is a major exporter of iron ore and other minerals to China. Newcrest Mining fell 2.1 percent and Fortescue Metals Group tumbled 3.4 percent.
Asia Stocks Fall As China Easing Hopes Dim
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