Japan's Nikkei

Asia stock markets down as US earnings disappoint

KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 1.3 percent to 20,579.35 and South Korea's Kospi lost 1.1 percent to 2,060.76. Hong Kong's Hang Seng slipped 0.9 percent to 25,303.31. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 dropped 1 percent to 5,649.90. Stocks in Taiwan and Southeast Asia were also lower.