Asia Crushed Again, Europe Down

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Shares across Asia fell on worry that commodities prices, particularly metals, will continue to fall. Many miner and refinery stocks dropped.

The Hang Seng was off by 1.6% to 20,543.

The Shanghai Composite was down by 1.4% to 2,359.

The Nikkei dropped .7% to 10,115

At the open in Europe, shares were down. The Dax dropped .3% early to 6,979