Asian stock marketplaces fell Tuesday as concerns simmered about Italy’s capability to ever grow robustly enough to pay back its massive financial obligations.
Benchmark crude hovered above $98 per barrel as the dollar rose from the euro but was steady from the yen.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index lost .7 percent to eight,540.13. South Korea’s Kospi index dropped 1 % to at least one,883.94 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 1.1 % to 19,295.53. Benchmarks around australia, China, Taiwan and Singapore also retreated. More… »