/Japan’s Nikkei 225 falls nearly 2% as Asia-Pacific stocks slip
Japan's Nikkei 225 falls nearly 2% as Asia-Pacific stocks slip

Japan’s Nikkei 225 falls nearly 2% as Asia-Pacific stocks slip

SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific slipped in Wednesday morning trade, with some markets in the region closed for holidays.

The Nikkei 225 in Japan fell 1.79% in early trade while the Topix index slipped 1.18%.

Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 also declined 0.65%.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.13% lower.

In corporate developments, Singapore Airlines is set to announce its full-year results on Wednesday.

Markets in Hong Kong and South Korea are closed on Wednesday for holidays.

Overnight stateside, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 267.13 points to 34,060.66 while the S&P 500 slipped 0.85% to close at 4,127.83. The Nasdaq Composite shed 0.56% to 13,303.64.

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