Asians shares dropped on Monday after the deadly Paris attacks and after a report from Japan signaled the world’s third-biggest economy fell into recession.
The Paris attacks have raised fears causing a sell off in equities and risky assets on concerns the world has entered a new era of terrorism.
Data from Japan released earlier today showed the Japanese economy shrank 0.8 percent in the third quarter, following a revised 0.7 percent contraction in the second quarter.
The relapse into recession raises concerns about global growth amidst the slowdown in China and other emerging markets.
Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 1 percent to 19,393.69.
The Shanghai Composite Index added 0.73 percent to end the session at 3,606.96. Hong Kong Hang Seng Index tumbled 1.72 percent to close at 22,010.82.
South Korea’s KOSPI index plunged 1.53 percent to 1,943.02. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.94 percent to 5,003.80.