Taiwan shares fall more than 4% in mixed Asian trade as TSMC falls 8%

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Asia-Pacific shares were mixed on Tuesday, with Taiwan’s benchmark index falling more than 4% on its return to trading after a holiday, as investors weighed the impact of new US regulations on chip maker TSMC.

Markets in Japan and South Korea resumed trading after a holiday on Monday. That Nikkei 225 fell 2.6% and the Topix lost 1.9%. In South Korea is Kospi fell 2.35% and Kosdaq fell 4.3%.

Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 1.56% and the Hang Seng Tech index fell 2.96%. In Australia is S&P/ASX 200 gave up earlier gains and was roughly flat.

That Shanghai composite in China got 0.4% and The Shenzhen component increased 0.876 per cent. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell nearly 2%.

“Shares continue to sell off as the impact of tighter monetary policy spooks investors,” ANZ Research analysts wrote in a note on Tuesday.

The Nasdaq Composite closed overnight at its lowest since July 2020, down 1.04% to 10,542.10, dragged down by a drop in semiconductor stocks.

The S&P 500 also fell 0.75% to 3,612.39, while the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 93.91 points, or 0.32%, to close at 29,202.88.

— CNBC’s Carmen Reinicke and Alex Harring contributed to this report.

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