Asian stocks hit by falling commodity prices in US  

Sep 23, 2015 (LBO) – Asian stocks hit a negative in early Wednesday trade following a major U.S. averages crashed more than 1 percent overnight, foreign media reports showed.

Commodity prices hit two-week lows on Tuesday, with U.S. crude oil down to 45.83 US dollars a barrel.

Chinese shares dipped ahead of the key factory activity data for September with the Shanghai Composite was down 1.2 percent to 3,147.14.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was down 1.1 percent to 21,555.47 in early trade.

In South Korea, the Kospi index was lower by 0.9 percent to 1,965.15.

Japanese markets are closed for a three-day public holiday and will reopen on Thursday.

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