Asian markets are sharply lower in early action following today's rout in Europe and the States....

|By:, SA News Editor

Asian markets are sharply lower in early action following today's rout in Europe and the States. Australia -2.4%, Japan -2.2%, Hong Kong -2.5%, China H-shares -3.1%. The most interesting currency action is the aussie, continuing its plunge to stand at $1.0681 after threatening $1.11 a bit more than 24 hours ago.