Asian stocks, except China, fall

Tokyo, 08 Rabi’II,1437 AH, 18 January,2016 , SPA — Asian markets were mostly lower on Monday, following another dismal day on Wall Street at the end of last week, though Chinese shares regained lost ground ahead of the release of economic growth figures.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.9 percent to 16,996.99 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 0.5 percent to 19,420.11. The Shanghai Composite rebounded from early losses, gaining 1.5 percent to 2,945.42 and South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.1 percent to 1,879.93. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.7 percent to 4,858.70. Markets in New Zealand and Southeast Asia declined.
— SPA
10:40 LOCAL TIME 07:40 GMT