Asian shares sag on Chinese growth anxiety

Jan 24, 2014, 1:22 AM EST
A pedestrian is reflected in the window as he looks at a quotation board flashing the Nikkei key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) on September 18, 2013.
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Asian shares lurched to a 4-1/2 month low on Friday, extending the previous day's weakness as disappointing Chinese manufacturing data raised concerns over the economy, and investors sought safety in gold and the yen.
Background:
Asian shares sag on Chinese growth anxiety, emerging currencies [Reuters]
China stocks rise to three-week high as property companies rally [Bloomberg]
U.S. stocks fall on worries over Chinese economy [AP]

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