Shares hit as Crimea vote to spur Russia sanctions

Mar 17, 2014, 2:07 AM EDT
Pedestrians pass by graphs of the Nikkei key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, in Tokyo, on October 2, 2013.
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Asian shares hovered around one-month lows on Monday as Western countries issued fresh warnings of more sanctions on Moscow after Crimea voted overwhelmingly to break from Ukraine to join Russia, as expected. Japan's Nikkei led losses with a fall of 0.7 percent, sliding to a one-month low while U.S. stock futures dropped as much as 0.5 percent to three-week lows before paring its decline.
Shares hit as Crimea vote to spur sanctions against Moscow [Reuters]