Asia stocks buffeted by China worries, North Korea nuclear test

January 6, 2016 4:41 AM

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Asia stocks buffeted by China worries, North Korea nuclear test

TOKYO Asian shares fell on Wednesday and most emerging currencies retreated as China allowed the yuan to weaken further, stoking fears about its slowing economy, while a North Korean nuclear test heightened geopolitical tensions.

Souring sentiment toward riskier assets in turn lifted safe-havens such as the Japanese yen and U.S. Treasuries.

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