Asian stock markets saw sharp losses on Tuesday with their European peers set to open the session on the back foot.
Japan's Nikkei Index slumped to an 8-month low, down around 4 percent, with Hong Kong and Australian shares also seeing a heavy bout of selling.
Commodity plays were among the biggest casualties as global growth and central bank policy in the U.S. continue to concern investors.
Squawk Box Live kept you updated with all the markets movements. Here's how the morning unfolded.