Asian Stock Markets Down 1.5 - 4.3%.

Asian Stock Markets on Tuesday did not open as badly as I expected. Price drops at 8:30pm ET:

AUSTRALIA ^AORD All Ordinaries (-1.76%)

JAPAN ^N225 Nikkei 225 (-1.53%)

NEW ZEALAND ^NZ50 NZSE 50 (-4.25%)

S. KOREA ^KS11 Seoul Composite (-4.14%)

Also, the after-hours US stock index futures are up tonight.

UPDATE: Asian markets are falling, now down 3.8-6.5%

2D UPDATE (11:53pm ET): Asian markets have slightly rebounded to down 1.4-4.9%. US Stock market futures are up about 0.4-0.9%.