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Stocks and Markets in The News | Asian Markets at Close Analysis, Monday, August 20 2012: Asia stocks fall as commodity firms weigh

By Sarah Turner , MarketWatch  SYDNEY (MarketWatch) — Asian stocks traded mostly lower on Monday, with commodity-sector firms pulled down by earnings-related weakness and broker downgrades. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index HK:HSI +0.71%  fell 0.6%, and the Shanghai Composite Index CN:000001 -0.38%  lost 0.9%.  The South Korean Kospi KR:SEU -0.59%  slipped fractionally, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 index AU:XJO +0.79%  traded d