Most Asian stocks edged down today (September 2nd) after financial markets started the week on a lackluster note as Wall Street was closed for the Labor Day holiday.
Investors' focus was also on the euro, after the currency hit a one-year low on uncertainty over what the European Central Bank will do to boost the struggling eurozone later this week.
The mood was also dampened by the persistent geopolitical concerns between Ukraine and Russia.
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 0.4 per cent, while Hong Kong's Hang Seng fell 0.40 per cent to 24,653.93.
Singapore's Straits Times was flat at 3,315.58, so was China's Shanghai Composite at 2,237.53. South Korea's Seoul Composite shed 0.59 per cent down to 2,055.58.
Meanwhile, Japan's Nikkei added 1.17 per cent at 15,657.63.
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