A pedestrian walks past an electronic quotation board displaying share prices of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in Tokyo on June 16, 2020.
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The Kospi in South Korea lost 1.34% and the Kosdaq declined 1.67%. The South Korean won passed the 1,390-mark against the greenback and was last trading at 1,391.98 against the dollar, around the weakest levels since March 2009.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 2.28%.
The U.S. 2-year Treasury yield also reached 3.79%, the highest level since 2007. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 1,276.37 points, or 3.94%, to close at 31,104.97. The S&P 500 shed 4.32% to 3,932.69, and the Nasdaq Composite lost 5.16% to end the session at 11,633.57.
“What is perhaps most disconcerting in all this is that the strength in core inflation is very much service sector-led categories,” said Ray Attrill, National Australia Bank’s head of FX strategy, wrote in a note, adding the sector is primarily wage inflation-driven.
— CNBC’s Jeff Cox, Jesse Pound and Carmen Reinicke contributed to this report.
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