Asian shares fall, euro shaky after summit let-down

August 17, 2011 05:20

SINGAPORE - Asian shares fell on Wednesday and the euro wobbled after French and German leaders failed to deliver a solution to the euro zone debt crisis and restore investor confidence after a global market rout.

Japan's Nikkei share average was down almost 1 percent, and South Korea's KOSPI stock index , which gained 4 percent on Tuesday, was down 0.3 percent.

US S&P stock futures fell 0.4 percent, adding to the cautious mood in Asia and extending losses on Wall Street overnight.

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