With Chinese tech stocks selling off and inflation worrying even the Bank of Japan, there are multiple Asia-specific reasons for the decline.
It was a strong Wednesday showing for Asian markets, but the gains still leave Asian shares trading at levels last seen near the start of the year.
Institutional investors into Asian real estate say they're bullish heading into next year, but their investment intentions demonstrate a distinct lack of appetite for risk.
Paytm shares plunged 27% on debut day, which stands in stark contrast to other stellar tech initial public offerings in India.
The largest tech investors in Asia and Africa are scouring India for prospects after souring on China.
After a punishing June quarter in terms of disease, the Indian economy is likely to post record numbers with business activity back above pre-pandemic levels.
Pakistan, India and China are the regional economies that are most directly affected by the instability in Afghanistan.
Investors should watch Asian vaccination rates for a guide to the continent's economic rebound.
The world's worst wave of infection is subsiding in India but it hardly seems justified that stocks have risen to all-time highs.
Last year's top-performing stock market worldwide has been a disappointment since setting an all-time high in February. Could it have just turned?