Market Asian stocks fall by the most in a week as US-China standoff escalates Updated : October 09, 2019 08:28 AM IST MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was down 0.3 percent. Japan's Nikkei slid 0.81 percent. Australian shares were down 0.92 percent. 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.