• Asian shares mixed on doubts over Chinese stimulus

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    SINGAPORE - Asian markets were mixed Thursday as traders wondered if the Chinese government could shore up its economy without weakening the yuan as manufacturing slows.
    KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 1.5 percent to 25,347.71 while Japan's Nikkei 225 index tumbled 1.1 percent to 21,687.65. The Shanghai Composite index added 0.1 percent to 2,605.81. The Kospi in South Korea was 0.2 percent lower at 2,026.37. Australia's S&P-ASX 200 rose 0.2 percent to 5,840.80. Shares were higher in Taiwan, Singapore and Indonesia but fell in Thailand.
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