Xinhua summary of Asia-Pacific stocks news at 1100 GMT, July 3

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BEIJING -- Chinese stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with the benchmark Shanghai Composite Index down 0.94 percent, at 3,015.26 points.

The Shenzhen Component Index closed 1.32 percent lower at 9,419.84 points. The ChiNext Index, China's NASDAQ-style board of growth enterprises, lost 1.67 percent to close at 1,544.36 points.

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MUMBAI -- Indian markets closed flat on a positive note Wednesday.

Among sectors, auto, IT ended lower, while some buying was seen in the energy, infra, PSU bank and FMCG.

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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 960.39 points on Wednesday, down 1.59 points, or 0.17 percent against the previous trading day.

Over 136.594 million shares worth 3.461 trillion Vietnamese dong (150.5 million U.S. dollars) changed hands at the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange, with prices of 139 stocks rising, 148 stocks decreasing, and 105 stocks remaining unchanged.

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HANOI -- Stock market index of Vietnam's capital Hanoi, HNX-Index, closed at 103.67 points on Wednesday, up 0.21 points, or 0.2 percent from the previous trading session.

Nearly 19.7 million shares worth roughly 343.4 billion Vietnamese dong (14.9 million U.S. dollars) were traded at the Hanoi Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Specifically, foreign investors bought 528,225 shares valued at more than 9.2 billion Vietnamese dong (401,739 U.S. dollars), and sold 169,205 shares valued at 3.9 billion Vietnamese dong (168,696 U.S. dollars).

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

The Kuala Lumpur Composite Index (KLCI) was at 1.690.05 down 0.95 points or 0.06 percent, and the Emas was at 11,935.07 down 5.69 points or 0.05 percent.

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SINGAPORE -- Singaporean stocks closed lower on Wednesday, with the benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) going down 0.09 percent, or three points, to close at 3,367.80.

A total of 1.57 billion shares changed hands with a turnover of 1.3 billion Singapore dollars (about 958.96 million U.S. dollars). Gainers outnumbered losers by 205 to 188.

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HONG KONG -- Hong Kong stocks closed down 20.42 points, or 0.07 percent, to 28,855.14 points on Wednesday.

The benchmark Hang Seng Index traded between 28,721.21 and 28,891.89. Turnover totaled 80.44 billion Hong Kong dollars (about 10.31 billion U.S. dollars).

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VIENTIANE -- The lao stock market closed on Wednesday with an increase of 0.77 percent compared to the previous trading day.

The Lao Securities Exchange composite index increased by 6.11 points, reaching 795.17 points after closing.

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MANILA -- Philippine shares closed 0.01 percent lower on Wednesday.

The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index decreased by 0.92 points to 8092.68. The all-share index went down by 2.08 points, or 0.04 percent, to 4939.11.

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SEOUL -- Seoul shares ended lower Wednesday.

The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) declined 26 points, or 1.23 percent, to settle at 2,096.02. Trading volume stood at 510 million shares worth 4.5 trillion won (3.8 billion U.S. dollars).

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TOKYO -- Tokyo stocks closed lower Wednesday snapping a two-day winning streak, as a comparatively firm yen weighed on exporters and investors moved to take profits after recent advances.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 116.11 points, or 0.53 percent, from Tuesday to close the day at 21,638.16.

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SYDNEY -- The Australian share market finished firmly higher on Wednesday despite weight from the energy sector.

At the market close the benchmark S&P/ASX 200 index was up 32.30 points or 0.49 percent at 6,685.50, while the broader All Ordinaries index was up 29.00 points or 0.43 percent at 6,770.10. Enditem

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