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Stock Sell-Off Slows in Asia After Rout on Wall Street

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Shares fell moderately in Asia on Thursday after another torrent of selling on Wall Street sent the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeting more than 600 points, erasing its gains for the year.  Japan’s Nikkei 225 index sank sharply on the open but leveled off, regaining some lost ground. By midmorning it was down 2.9 percent at 21,443.72. The Shanghai Composite index slipped 1.6 percent to 2,561.36 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index skidded 1.8 percent to 24,785.68.  Charts for...

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