Asian stocks registered losses again on Wednesday, continuing last week’s weakness as US political tumult heightened concerns over a sluggish global economic growth.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.2 percent to $468.43, after declining as much as 0.5 percent earlier.
Japan’s Nikkei was up 0.8 percent to ¥19,327.06, having shed more than 1 percent to hit a 20-month low earlier in the session.
South Korea’s KOSPI declined 1.3 percent to ₩2,028.01.
Chinese equities were also in the red, with Hong Kong’s Hang Seng dropping 0.4 percent to HK$25,651.38, while the Shanghai Composite slipped 0.2 percent to CN¥2,498.29 and the blue-chip CSI 300 index tumbled 0.5 percent to CN¥3,002.03.
Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.4 percent to A$5,493.80.