MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Asian stock markets sank Monday, battered by weak Chinese trade and a reduced estimate for Japan's economic growth. Shares in Malaysia Airlines tumbled on news of the weekend disappearance of one its jets enroute to Beijing.
Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 1.1 percent to 15,111.92 and China's Shanghai Composite slid 1.7 percent to 2,023.22. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 1.6 percent to 22,294.87.
Markets were also down in Australia, Taiwan, South Korea and Southeast Asia.