Asia stock markets calm despite US govt shutdown

Associated Press
Asia stock markets calm despite US govt shutdown

People walk past the electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average, the region's heavyweight, closed 2.1 percent lower at 14,455.80 as financial markets were rocked Monday by fears that the U.S. government was heading for a shutdown and renewed political instability in Italy. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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