Asia-Pacific stocks were mostly lower during Friday trade, following Wall Street’s sharp declines overnight.
Australia led losses among the major markets regionally, with the S&P/ASX 200 declining 3.08%.
The Kospi in South Korea dropped 1.56%, while Japan’s Nikkei 225 declined 1.34% and the Topix index shed 1.08%.
In Southeast Asia, the Straits Times index in Singapore also fell nearly 1.41%. Malaysia’s FTSE Bursa Malaysia KLCI Index bucked the overall trend as it rose 0.15%.
Overall, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index slipped 1.7%.