Tokyo: Ahead of US trade figures the Nikkei 225 eased 96.65 at 19,519.46.
Hong Kong: Continuing fears of an increase in US interest rates sent the Hang Seng index plummeting 253.13 to 7,683.25.
Bombay: A liquidity crisis depressed the BSe index 62.11 to 3,756.62.
Sydney: A continuing fall in the market saw the All Ordinaries down 1.8 points at 1,867.7.
Amsterdam: A recovery in the bond market lifted the AEX index 0.49 at 415.17.
Zurich: The SMI index gained 9.2 points to 2,622.3.
Frankfurt: The DAX index shed 8.56 to 2,053.92.
Paris: Short-covering boosted the CAC-40 14.87 to 1,886.4.
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