The US presidential election has not only dominated the US news cycle for weeks, it’s also been a focus overseas. HPR’s Bill Dorman looks at early media reaction from the Asia Pacific in today’s Asia Minute.
Shock, disbelief and uncertainty. And that was just the reaction of financial markets in the Asia Pacific. As Donald Trump pushed closer to the White House, regional stock indices tumbled. Markets around Asia closed before the election was settled—with Japan taking the biggest hit.
The Nikkei sank more than five and a third percent—to a three-month low.