- While shares drop sharply in Japan, they've also fallen across other parts of Asia, partly dragged down by uncertainty over when the Fed will start to taper its QE program.
- Chinese stocks (FXI) were hurt by a new investigation into corruption in the healthcare sector.
- Japan -2.1%, Hong Kong -0.1%, China -0.9%, India closed.
Asian shares drop
Aug 15 2013, 04:11 ET