Asian Real Estate and Commodity Shares Slide as Chinese Bank Loans Wane

Key Asian markets sank lower Tuesday. Both China's Shanghai Composite Index and Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index tumbled 2.4%. The Shanghai Composite closed at 3,019 and the Hang Seng ended the day at 20,109. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 Index fell 1.8% to 10,325.