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Asian Markets at Close Report | MarketWatch -November 6, 2012-: Asia stocks diverge ahead of U.S. election

By Sarah Turner , MarketWatch  HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Asian markets traded flat on Tuesday, with gains in South Korea coinciding with weakness in Japanese and Chinese shares, as investors adopted a wait-and-see-attitude ahead of the U.S. presidential election.  The Asia Dow was little changed, rising 0.02% in late afternoon trading hours in east Asia. Among individual markets, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HK:HSI -0.28% retreated 0.3%, Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average JP:100000018 -0.36% , tipped 0.4% lower, and the Shanghai Composite Index CN:000001 -0.38%