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Asian markets extend losses after dismal session on Wall St

Shares in Asia fell Wednesday after another afternoon fizzle for stocks that left the Standard & Poor's 500 index with its third straight loss.

KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index lost 0.9 percent to 22,419.88 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong slumped 1.6 percent to 28,389.35. The Shanghai Composite index skidded 0.7 percent to 3,279.59 while South Korea's Kospi dropped 0.6 percent to 2,494.68. The S&P ASX 200 in Australia fell 0.4 percent to 5,951.10. Shares were mostly lower in Southeast Asia.

WALL STREET: Technology stocks recovered but then lost momentum on Tuesday, as losses for telecom stocks and utilities helped cement the S&P 500's longest losing...