Stocks in Asia Pacific traded lower on Monday morning, with major markets regionally closed for holidays.
South Korea’s Kospi fell 2.28% in early trade while the Kosdaq index shed 0.59%.
In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.51% in early trade. Shares of major bank Westpac dipped fractionally after the firm announced a profit plunge in its first half earnings and a deferral in its dividend payment.
Overall, the MSCI Asia ex-Japan index traded 0.78% lower.
Markets in China, Japan and Thailand are closed on Monday for holidays.