Asian equities fell as Hong Kong stocks dragged the regional benchmark index lower.
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index declined 0.4 percent to 164.20 as of 10:57 a.m. in Hong Kong. Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index fell 1.6 percent on its first trading day of the fourth quarter. Some blamed China's weak manufacturing data over the weekend for the losses, as well as reports of a U.S. warship sailing close to islands claimed by China. Mainland markets and exchange links with Hong Kong will be shut throughout the week.
Source : Bloomberg