Asian stock markets slipped on Tuesday, extending sharp overnight losses on Wall Street as technology firms bore the brunt of worries about slackening demand, while the dollar sagged after weak U.S. data further sapped confidence in the currency.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.3 percent.
Australian stocks lost 0.7 percent and tech-heavy South Korean shares dropped 0.9 percent.
In Seoul, Samsung Electronics fell 2.1 percent and SK Hynix Inc dropped 3 percent, while Japan’s Tokyo Electron was down 2.5 percent, Advantest lost 1.8 percent and Sony Corp shed 2.8 percent.
Source : Reuters