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Asian Markets at Close Report | MarketWatch -October 8, 2012-: Asia stocks weighed down by resource sector

By Sarah Turner and V. Phani Kumar , MarketWatch  An earlier version of this story misstated the nature of the holiday in the U.S.  HONG KONG (MarketWatch) —Asian markets fell Monday as resource-sector shares dropped on doubts about the duration of monetary easing after Friday’s upbeat U.S. jobs report, with concern about China’s economic growth also weighing on sentiment.  The Shanghai Composite Index CN:000001 -0.56%  fell 0.6% after a volatile start to the day as mainland stock markets reopened after the Golden Week holidays.  Snapping a five-trading-day winning-streak, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HK:HSI -0.89%  fell 0.9%, South Korea’s Kospi