Asia Stocks Fall as Japan Goes Ex-Dividend, China Shares Slide

  • ANZ Bank, CBA, Westpac lead Australian bank shares lower
  • Shanghai equities fall for second day as property shares drop

Economic Data Puts Pressure on Japan's Shinzo Abe

Asian stocks fell on low volumes as health-care companies led losses and more than two-thirds of the companies in Japan’s Topix index traded without the right to the next dividend.

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