Asian markets grapple with Evergrande fallout, eye China power crunch By Reuters

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man stands in front of a screen displaying Nikkei share average and the world's stock indexes outside a brokerage, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo, Japan December 30, 2020. REUTERS/Issei Kato//File Photo By Scott Murdoch HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asian shares mainly drifted lower Tuesday as investors continued to fret over China Evergrande Group's unsolved debt crisis and eyed the potential impact of a widening power shortage in China. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was 0.13% lower on Tuesday, following a mixed session on Wall Street In early trade Tuesday, Australia's benchmark S&P/ASX200 index was down nearly 1%, while was off 0.6%. China's blue chip index CSI300 edged up 0.1% at the open, as Hong Kong's gained 0.44%. The future of Evergrande, the world's most indebted property developer, is being forensically scrutinised by investors after the company last Friday did not meet a deadline
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