Asian markets have fallen on fears that the US may be heading for a shutdown of government services.
The US needs to agree a new spending bill before the financial year ends at midnight on Monday. But political divisions have resulted in a stalemate.
There are worries over the economic impact of a failure to do so, which may see non-essential federal services shut and staff placed on unpaid leave.
Stock indexes in Japan, Hong Kong, Australia and South Korea all declined.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 2%, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 1.5%, Australia’s ASX dropped 1.7%, while South Korea’s Kospi shed 0.7%
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