Financial Markets

People walking across an intersection are reflected on monitors showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities farm in Tokyo, Monday, May 2, 2022. Asian shares are lower following a sell-off Friday on Wall Street. Investors are uneasy over the impact on regional economies from inflation, the war in Ukraine and COVID-19 lockdowns in China. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
A currency trader passes by screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won, at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 15, 2022. Asian shares fell in muted trading as markets remained closed for Good Friday and other holidays. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
A man walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Asian stock markets fell again Tuesday as investors waited for U.S. inflation data amid unease about higher interest rates, Chinese efforts to contain coronavirus outbreaks and Russia's war on Ukraine. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)