June 25 Asia-Pacific stocks news summary at 1100 GMT

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A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

SEOUL — Seoul shares ended almost unchanged on Thursday.

A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)
The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) inched down 0.47 points, or 0.02 percent, to 2,085.06 at the close. Trading volume stood at 569.6 million shares worth 5.83 trillion won (5.26 billion U.S. dollars).
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TOKYO– Tokyo shares ended the trading Thursday lower as concerns over a possible Greek default shadowed the market here, while selling offset buying following moves of cashing in recent gains after the benchmark Nikkei index hit a 18-year high in the previous day.
The turnover was about 2,349.1 billion yen (about 19.00 billion U.S. dollars).
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SYDNEY — Fears over Greece’s bailout negotiations saw the Australian share market fall back from three-week highs with local investors selling more than buying.
At the official market close, the benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down 54.1 points, or 0.95 percent, to 5,632.7, while the broader All Ordinaries index gave up 52.8 points, or 0.93 percent, to 5,619.9.
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HONG KONG — Hong Kong stocks closed down 259.22 points, or 0. 95 percent to 27,145.75 points on Thursday.
The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 27,120.72 and 27, 350.49. Turnover totaled 118.54 billion HK dollars (about 15.28 billion U.S. dollars).
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TAIPEI — Taiwan’s share prices closed up 0.84 percent on Thursday with the weighted index up 79.03 points at 9,476.34, according to news reaching here from Taipei.
Turnover totaled 101.29 billion new Taiwan dollars (about 3.28 billion U.S. dollars) during the trading session.
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BEIJING — Chinese shares closed sharply lower on Thursday after a two-day rally, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 3.46 percent to finish at 4,527.78 points.
The Shenzhen Component Index slipped 3.8 percent to close at 15, 692.44 points.
Combined turnover for the two bourses came in 1.55 trillion yuan (249.7 billion U.S. dollars).
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MANILA — Philippine shares closed 0.80 percent lower on Thursday.
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index decreased by 61. 42 points to 7,581.91. The all-share index went down by 31.88 points, or 0.73 percent, to 4339.14.
Trading volume reached 2.52 billion shares worth 8.09 billion pesos ( 179.20 million U.S. dollars).
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HO CHI MINH CITY — VN-Index, the stock market index of Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City bourse in southern Vietnam,closed at 587.99 points on Thursday, down 2.03 points, or 0.34 percent, against the previous trading day’s closing session.
A total of 47.466 million shares worth 760.49 billion VND (56. 97 million U.S. dollars) were traded on Thursday.
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HANOI — Stock market index of Vietnam’s capital Hanoi, HNX- Index, closed at 86.44 points on Thursday, down 0.02 points, or 0. 02 percent, against the previous trading session.
A total of 47.747 million shares worth 564.912 billion Vietnamese dong (26.15 million U.S. dollars) were traded at the Hanoi Stock Exchange on Thursday, a decrease of 6.86 percent in volume and 13.11 percent in value against the previous trading session.
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SINGAPORE — Singapore stocks finished slightly lower on Thursday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index(STI) down 1.46 points, or 0.04 percent, to close at 3,349.87.
A total of 1.26 billion shares changed hands with turnover of 940.2 million Singapore dollars (700.2 million U.S. dollars).
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JAKARTA — Indonesian shares closed lower by 33.47 points, or 0. 68 percent, to a level of 4,920.04 on Thursday.
Some 215,258 transactions were booked, involving 4.52 billion shares worth 5.37 trillion rupiah (about 402.91 million U.S. dollars).
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BANGKOK — The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET)index Thursday moved up 1.21 points, or 0.08 percent to close at 1,519.47 points.
Some 9.27 billion shares worth 41.89 billion baht (about 1.24 billion U.S. dollars) changed hands. Enditem

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