Asian shares dropped in tentative morning trade on Tuesday as sentiment remained fragile in the face of tense trade relations between the United States and major economies, with investors braced for another potentially rocky day for Chinese markets.
Investors, worried the trade row could derail a rare period of synchronized global growth, have pulled out of riskier assets in the past month or so.
The Asia Pacific MSCI index ex-Japan dropped 0.66 percent on early Tuesday trade, while Japan’s Nikkei average was little changed.
In China, the Shanghai Composite Index shed 0.23 percent and the blue chip CSI300 index fell 0.19 percent.
Source : Reuters