Markets across Asia open down sharply, following Wall Street tumble

  Stock markets in Asia dropped sharply Thursday morning, with investors from Australia to Japan and everywhere in between reacting to the sell-off in U.S. markets triggered by fears of that rising interest rates will lead to slower growth in the world’s largest economy.

“With most Asia equity markets now open, it’s looking bleak — albeit only as expected and no worse,” wrote Mark Cudmore, a Singapore-based macro strategist for Bloomberg.

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