Market Asian shares fall as Sino-US trade spat intensifies Updated : June 18, 2018 08:16 AM IST Fears of a trade war added to pressure on oil prices, which extended Friday's big fall amid expectations of higher output from OPEC and Russia. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan dropped 0.2 percent in early trade, near its lowest level since May 31. Japan's Nikkei slid 0.7 percent as fears of growing protectionism overshadowed stronger-than-expected export data. 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.