Xinhua summary of Asia-Pacific stocks news at 1100 GMT, May 6

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BEIJING -- Major indices in China fell sharply on Monday, the first trading day after the May Day holiday, with information service providers and brokerages leading the decline.

The benchmark Shanghai Composite Index started the day with a 3.04-percent decline and continued the downward trend throughout the day to slump by 5.58 percent and close at 2,906.46 points.

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JAKARTA -- Indonesian shares closed lower by 63.10 points, or 1 percent, to a level of 6,256.35 on Monday.

Some 362,468 transactions were booked, involving 11.1 billion copies of shares with a value of 7.5 trillion rupiah (about 525.0 million U.S. dollars).

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MUMBAI -- Indian markets closed lower Monday.

Except IT, all other sectoral indices ended in red, led by metal, infra, bank, auto, pharma and FMCG.

The benchmark S&P, BSE Sensex closed at 38,600.34, 362.92 points or 0.93 percent down compared to its previous close at 38,963.26.

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SINGAPORE -- Singapore stocks closed lower on Monday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going down 3 percent, or 101.67 points, to close at 3,290.62.

A total of 1.44 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.49 billion Singapore dollars (about 1.09 billion U.S. dollars). Losers outnumbered gainers by 369 to 100.

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KUALA LUMPUR -- The Malaysian stock market ended lower here on Monday.

The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) was at 1.632.80 down 4.50 points or 0.27 percent, and the Emas was at 11,542.17 down 69.59 points or 0.60 percent.

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HO CHI MINH CITY -- VN-Index, the stock market index of Ho Chi Minh City bourse in southern Vietnam, closed at 957.97 points on Monday, down 16.17 points, or 1.66 percent against the previous trading day.

Over 155.652 million shares worth 3.273 trillion Vietnamese dong (142.3 million U.S. dollars) changed hands at the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, with prices of 85 stocks rising, 240 stocks decreasing, and 55 stocks remaining unchanged.

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HANOI -- Stock market index of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, HNX-Index, closed at 105.42 points on Monday, down 1.46 points or 1.36 percent from the previous trading session.

Over 44.1 million shares worth 489.5 billion Vietnamese dong (21.3 million U.S. dollars) were traded at the Hanoi Stock Exchange on Monday. Specifically, foreign investors bought 647,250 shares valued at more than 7.8 billion Vietnamese dong (340,000 U.S. dollars), and sold 671,780 shares valued at roughly 9.7 billion Vietnamese dong (420,435 U.S. dollars).

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong stocks closed down 871.73 points, or 2.90 percent, to 29,209.82 points on Monday.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 28,956.47 and 29,384.01. Turnover totaled 137.26 billion Hong Kong dollars (about 17.51 billion U.S. dollars).

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VIENTIANE -- The Lao stock market closed on Monday with a decrease of 0.10 percent compared to the previous trading day.

The Lao Securities Exchange composite index decreased by 0.81 points, reaching 787.78 points after closing.

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WELLINGTON -- New Zealand stock market fell on Monday along with other Asian bench marks.

The S&P/NZX 50 Index dropped 97.46 points, or 0.97 percent, to 9,960.62. Within the index, 30 stocks fell, 16 rose, and four were unchanged. Turnover was 115.9 million New Zealand dollars.

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MANILA -- Philippine shares closed 1.33 percent lower on Monday.

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index decreased by 105.68 points to 7,862.30. The all-share index went down by 46.20 points, or 0.94 percent, to 4,859.86.

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SYDNEY -- The Australian share index closed sharply lower on Monday amid international market tumbling.

At the market close the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index was down 52.10 points or 0.82 percent at 6,283.70, while the broader All Ordinaries index was down 57.30 points or 0.89 percent at 6,369.90. Enditem

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