Weak factory data, Hong Kong protests spook Asian markets
September 30 , 2014
Japan’s industrial output dropped unexpectedly, causing the Nikkei 225 Index to fall 0.8%, closing at 16,173 points, as per media reports.
Contrary to estimations of a gain, data indicated that the country's manufacturing output had fallen 1.5% in August as compared to the month earlier.
South Korea too registered a 3.8% drop in its August factory output.
The region’s investors are also edgy because of the situation in Hong Kong, which has been witnessing pro-democracy street protests for several days.