Asian shares struggle to shake off rout despite Wall Street bounce
Updated : October 26, 2018 08:23 AM IST
The shaky start for regional bourses came despite a bounce on Wall Street overnight, which was helped by bargain-hunting and positive earnings from Microsoft Corp.
Japan's Nikkei stock index was the biggest gainer, up 0.5 percent, though that only partially erased Thursday's 3.7 percent slide.
Financial markets have been whipsawed in recent sessions on concerns over global growth as investors fretted over Sino-US trade frictions, a mixed bag of US corporate earnings, Federal Reserve rate hikes and Italian budget woes
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