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Thursday, January 07, 2016

China slowdown, low oil prices and North Korea H-bomb weigh on Asian stock markets

China slowdown, low oil prices and North Korea H-bomb weigh on Asian stock markets: China's stocks were suspended from all trade on Thursday after the CSI300 tumbled more than 7 percent in early trade, triggering the market's circuit breaker for a second time this week.

That drop-kicked stock markets across Asia, which were already wallowing after a weaker open amid concerns over China's swooning currency and economic slowdown as well as falling oil prices.