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Asian markets and US stock futures are stumbling today, even as the US moves closer toward passing a $2 trillion economic stimulus bill.
Markets in Asia Pacific struggled for direction. Japan's Nikkei 225 (N225) dropped 3%, the worst performer in the region. China's Shanghai Composite (SHCOMP) declined 0.2%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng (HSI) was flat.
South Korea's Kospi (KOSPI) was up 1.1% during volatile trading in Seoul. Australia's S&P/ASX 200, meanwhile, was the only major benchmark in the region to trade firmly in the green, and was last up 2.6% heading into the close.