Chinese shares lead global retreat after rate hike (AP)

A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock price of Toyota Motor Corp.,  center, in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011.  Toyota Motor Corp. stock finished the morning session at 3,650 yen ($44) on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the highest since its close on May 13, buoyed by the results of the 10-month investigation. Overnight on Wall Street, Toyota gained by more than 4 percent to close at $88.57.  (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)AP – Chinese shares led a general stock market retreat Wednesday as investors in the country returned from their weeklong Lunar New Year holiday to be greeted by the second interest rate increase in a little over a month.


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