Asian markets have opened for trade and are trading substantively lower, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng down more than 150 points, or 0.8 per cent, to 18,876.
Japan’s Nikkei is off 0.7 per cent to 8,526 in response to a weak close in New York, when the Dow and S&P 500 fell 0.6 and 0.7 per cent, respectively.
Australia’s S&P ASX is also in the red, with the index down 0.7 per cent to 4,034.
Below, the Nikkei in its first hour (at 9:47 a.m. in Tokyo).
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