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Asia shares cap biggest monthly loss since May

DEPRESSED:The TAIEX ended a 15-year run of gains by ending the lunar year down 1.58% as fears over a faltering global economic recovery dragged down regional markets

Agencies, with staff writer

The local bourse will repoen on Wednesday.

Elsewhere, Sydney ended flat on Friday, edging up 1.9 points to 5,190.0 and Wellington added 0.51 percent, or 24.74 points, to 4874.58. Mumbai gained 0.08 percent, or 15.60 points, to close at 20,513.85 while Bangkok added 0.81 percent, or 10.21 points, to 1,274.28.

Across the rest of Asia, the markets in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila and Singapore were also closed for the Lunar New Year.

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