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Asian Stock Markets Fall With Looming Threat of US Shutdown

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%

via BBC [1]

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