Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday after another round of selling on Wall Street and investor worries about a trade war.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 dropped nearly 0.9% in morning trading to 20,824.91.
Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 slipped 0.7% to 6,393.70.
South Korea’s Kospi edged up 0.3% to 2,028.63. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 0.6% at 27,074.62, while the Shanghai Composite lost 0.8% to 2,890.88.
The latest market slide comes as investors worry that the trade war between the U.S. and China will derail global economic and corporate profit growth as it drags on with no sign of a resolution.
On Wall Street, overnight, the S&P 500 index fell 19.37 points, or 0.7%, to 2,783.02. The index had been down 1.3% earlier.
Benchmark U.S. crude added 29cents to $59.10
Brent crude, the international standard, gained 15 cents to $68.02 per barrel.
The dollar rose to 109.54 Japanese yen from 109.31 yen on Wednesday.
The euro weakened to $1.1136 from $1.1154.