Markets Are Sliding In Asia

Taipei 101 Taiwan Skyscraper Building Tower AsiaA general view of the Taipei 101 tower before the lights are switched off for Earth Hour on March 27, 2010 in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Markets are selling off early in the Asian trading session.Japan’s Nikkei is down 0.6%.

Korea’s Kospi is down 0.4%.

Australia’s S&P/ASX is down 0.6%.

Japan reported that its machine orders fell 3.3 per cent in August, which was worse than the 2.3 per cent drop expected.

Dow futures are down 23 points.

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