Asian stocks dive in early trading
Within about 20 minutes of opening, Japan's Nikkei 225 stock average sank 1.6%, South Korea's Kospi index fell 2% and New Zealand's NZX-50 was down 0.7%.
Asian shares saw major gains Tuesday but appear just as concerned about Europe's debt crisis that rattled U.S. markets hours earlier.
Photo: Foreign currency dealers talk at the Korea Exchange Bank in Seoul on Monday. Credit: Truth Leem / Reuters