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Asia's Stocks Post Worst Start to Year Since 2016: Blame China

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CMC Markets’ Margaret Yang on why 2019 will be a challenging year for China and for global markets.(Source: Bloomberg)
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So much for starting off the new year on the right foot.

The benchmark gauge of Asia-Pacific stocks excluding Japan slumped 1.9 percent at 4:39 p.m. in Hong Kong as traders returned to work in key regions including Hong Kong, China, Taiwan and Korea. Japan markets are closed and reopen on Jan. 4.