Asian Stocks Drop for Fifth Day as Chinese Exports Disappoint

  • Japanese shares erase advance, Hong Kong equities slide
  • Fed minutes show September decision to hold was close call

China's Trade Troubles: Too Much Pressure on Yuan?

Asian stocks fell for a fifth day after Federal Reserve minutes boosted expectations U.S. interest rates will rise by year-end and as a surprise decline in China’s exports dragged Hong Kong shares lower.

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