Asian shares drop, but markets rebound from lows

05/21/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

Asian share markets declined Friday after a 3.6% plunge of the Dow Jones industrial average Thursday. Japan's Nikkei 225 and Taiwan's Taiex dropped 2.5%, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.3%. China's Shanghai Composite added 1.1%, while New Zealand's NZX 50 and Singapore's Straits Times Index shed 2%. Markets in Hong Kong and South Korea were closed for a holiday, while markets in Thailand remained closed because of political unrest.

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