Wall Street Leads Asian Markets Lower

An dip on Wall Street overnight drove most Asian equities lower on early Wednesday.  U.S. stocks eased from record territory on Tuesday as investors weighed a decline in consumer confidence and better-than-expected earnings from home-improvement retailer Home Depot.

The blue-chip Dow shed 0.2 percent, while the Nasdaq and S&P 500 index inched down 0.1 percent.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei was in a slumber on early Wednesday, after a robust session on Tuesday where it surged past the 15,000 mark and posted a 1.5 percent gain.


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