Stocks in Asia declined after a selloff in U.S. technology shares and Treasuries intensified after Federal Reserve minutes signaled interest-rate hikes may be more aggressive than expected.
Equities retreated in Japan, Australia and South Korea. U.S. contracts fluctuated after the Nasdaq 100 tumbled the most since March.
The Singapore-traded SGX Nifty, an early indicator of India’s Nifty 50 Index’s performance, fell 0.73% to 17,842.50, as of 7:00 a.m
Elsewhere, Oil fell for the first time in four days and Bitcoin tumbled to below $44,000, the lowest since its early-December weekend flash crash.