19 Dec '11, 4am

Asia shares slip on euro fears, Kim death

Asia shares slip on euro fears, Kim death

HONG KONG: Asian shares fell Monday with Europe's debt crisis hitting sentiment, while news that North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il had died also weighed amid uncertainty over the geopolitical outlook. Markets began the day on a low after Belgium's credit rating was cut, France's outlook was lowered and six other eurozone members were put on downgrade watch. Tokyo fell 1.06 percent in the afternoon, Hong Kong was 2.47 percent lower by the break, Sydney tumbled 2.15 percent, Shanghai gave up 2.57 percent and Taipei shed 2.18 percent. Seoul was down almost five percent immediately after Kim's death was announced before clawing back some of those losses to sit 3.27 percent down in the afternoon. North Korean state television said 69-year-old Kim died on Saturday and that the country must now follow his son Kim Jong-Un. Stock markets extended their already deep losses amid nervou...

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