The Canadian PressMarch 10, 2014 04:15
MANILA, Philippines - Asian stock markets sank Monday, battered by weak Chinese trade and a reduced estimate for Japan's economic growth. Shares in Malaysia Airlines tumbled on news of the weekend disappearance of one its jets en route to Beijing.
Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 1.1 per cent to 15,111.92 and China's Shanghai Composite slid 1.7 per cent to 2,023.22. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 1.6 per cent to 22,294.87.
Markets were also down in Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and Southeast Asia.