Asian stocks fell on Thursday, dragged lower after the first
case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States spooked Wall Street
overnight, while a bout of risk aversion pushed down yields and put
the dollar's recent rally on pause.
Asian shares got off on the back foot on Wednesday as
continued civil unrest in Hong Kong sapped confidence. The dollar
index was in sight of a four-year high after marking its best
quarterly gain in six years.