Asian shares struggle as China stocks extend fall

August 19, 2015 3:16 AM

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Asian shares struggle as China stocks extend fall

TOKYO Asian shares on Wednesday struggled at two-year lows after Chinese stocks extended their fall, stoking fears about the stability of China's economy.

The Shanghai Composite Index .SSEC retreated 3.9 percent, a day after worries that the central bank could be in no hurry to ease policy further pushed it down 6.1 percent. The plunge dented hopes of Chinese share markets stabilizing after Beijing effectively pulled out all the stops to stem the rout...

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