SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks were soggy on Asian markets on Tuesday, a day after major falls across the world.
The U.S. dollar continued its recent rally, adding to gains in the Asian zone on Tuesday.
The Nikkei 225 in Tokyo rose 40.90 points or 0.18% to 23360.30.
China's Shanghai Composite dropped 42.63 points or 1.29% to 3,274.30.
The Australian All Ordinaries fell 40.00 points or 0.67% to 5,973.50.
The euro tumbled to 1.1729. The British pound was sharply lower at 1.2723 around the Sydney close Tuesday.
The Japanese yen was moderately lower at 104.66, as was the Swiss franc at 0.9166.
The Canadian dollar slumped to 1.3332. The Australian dollar dived to 0.7188. The New Zealand dollar plummeted to 0.6648.
The Standard and Poor's 500 fell 38.41 points or 1.16% to 3,281.06.
The Nasdaq Composite shaved off 14.48 points 0.13%, to 10,778.80.