Asian indexes fell today, although the declines were not as large as Wall Street's overnight. Japan's Nikkei 225 gave up 0.7%, Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 1% and New Zealand's NZX-50 dropped 2.6%. South Korea's Kospi climbed 0.7%, Taiwan's Taiex inched up 0.2% and India's Sensex was down 0.3% by midafternoon. China's Shanghai Composite declined 1.1% and Singapore's Straits Times slid 1% in late trading.
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