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Euro troubles key for Asian stockmarkets in 2012

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be holding talks with French President Nicolas Sarkozy - their first this year - to try find a resolution to the eurozone debt crisis.

Economic uncertainty in the West took a big toll on Asia's stock markets last year, with the likes of India and Hong Kong losing more than 20% of their value.

Kelvin Tay, chief investment strategist of UBS bank, told the BBC's Sharanjit Leyl that market volatility could continue to weigh on Asian investors in 2012.

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