Political uncertainty around the Trump administration continues to send shockwaves through global markets as the dollar lingers near a six-month low.
Overnight, stocks in Asia fell sharply, tracking dramatic falls on Wall Street on Wednesday after reports that Donald Trump had asked former FBI Director James Comey to end an investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn during an Oval Office visit back in February.
Both the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 slipped around 1.8 per cent.
The reports have sparked speculation that obstruction of justice charges might be laid against Mr Trump.
That, in turn, has weakened investor confidence in the President’s power