Global Markets: Tech rout roils Asian shares, oil futures extend slump


By Stanley White and Jessica DiNapoli TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Asian shares fell on Wednesday and oil prices hit lows not seen since June after a rout of technology shares sank Wall Street for a third consecutive day and a major drugmaker delayed testing of a coronavirus vaccine. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slid 1.12%. Australian stocks dropped 2.24%, while shares in China fell 1.16%.

Japan's Nikkei skidded by 1.69%. U.S. S&P 500 E-mini stock futures fell 0.01%, but Nasdaq futures rose.

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