Asia Markets: Tech stocks weigh on Asian markets after Wall Street selloff

Asia-Pacific stock markets pared early losses Tuesday as investors took a more measured view of the overnight slump in tech shares sparked by concerns about whether Facebook Inc. did enough to stop improper access and handling of user data.

Japan’s Nikkei Stock Average NIK, -0.47% shed 0.5% after losing as much as 1.2% earlier in the day, while Australia’s S&P ASX 200 XJO, -0.39% fell 0.4% and Taiwan’s Taiex Y9999, -0.33% fell 0.3%. Other markets including Hong Kong’s HSI, +0.11% clawed back to largely flat levels, while South Korea’s Kospi SEU, +0.42% and a number of Chinese benchmarks pushed up into positive territory as buying opportunities emerged.

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