Market Asian shares fall after historic Wall Street rout Updated : March 17, 2020 08:34 AM IST MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gave up early gains to trade 0.43 percent lower. Japan's Nikkei stock index slid 2.79 percent and South Korea's KOSPI was off 3.2 percent. Australian shares were up 0.5 percent although this followed a massive plunge of almost 10 percent on Monday. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.