Investor scepticism over how much the U.S. Federal Reserve will be able to raise rates weighed on the dollar too, although with the exception of gold, the greenback's weakness failed to give a fillip to commodities, as is often the case.
U.S. gold futures gained 0.3 per cent to US$1,234.10.
The euro was steady on the day at $1.0741 but remained shy of last week's $1.0782.
"As the world's number one economy is preparing to set significant barriers against the world, investors are increasingly anxious", she said.
Market analysts put the latest decline - and caution in equity markets - down to the weekend's G20 communiqué, which dropped an explicit statement of opposition to protectionist trade policies.
Breaking a decade-long tradition of endorsing open trade, G20 finance ministers and central bankers made only a token reference to trade in their communiques on Saturday.
In early trade, MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS rose 0.1 percent, staying near a 15-month high it touched on Monday, with South Korean shares (.KS11) hitting two-year highs.
Sterling edged up 0.1 percent to $1.2370, but remained well shy of its Monday high of $1.2436, its loftiest peak since February 28, after Prime Minister Theresa May said she will trigger Britain's separation proceedings with the European Union on March 29, launching two years of Brexit negotiations.
"The dollar is feeling pressure from lower U.S. Treasury yields", said Mitsuo Imaizumi, Tokyo-based chief foreign-exchange strategist for Daiwa Securities.
Currency markets are also focused on a raft of speeches by Fed officials this week, including Chicago's Charles Evans on Tuesday and Friday, Chair Janet Yellen on Thursday, Dallas's Robert Kaplan and Minneapolis's Neel Kashkari on Friday and New York's William Dudley on Saturday.
"Sentiment towards the dollar has deteriorated significantly", Societe Generale FX analysts said in a note.
The Singapore dollar strengthened against the USA dollar on Monday (March 20), going below the US$1 = S$1.40 mark for the first time in more than four months.
Gold prices have rebounded more than US$35 from its low hit before the policy decision to boost rates last Wednesday, while the dollar has fallen 1.7 per cent from its high of 101.71 hit the same day.
Japan's Nikkei (.N225) dropped 0.8 percent, weighed by financial stocks, which were hurt by lower US yields and exporter stocks, which fell on the yen's gains against the dollar.
Opinion polls out over the weekend showed centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen running neck and neck for the first round of voting in France's presidential election, due April 23.
Oil prices also fell on Monday after reports indicated that OPEC did not cut production as much as originally promised and that US drilling continued to increase.
Besides these, the site also mentioned the price list of some accessories which can be attributed with both of these handsets. The Samsung Galaxy S8 will be up for grabs in three color choices, the Orchid Gray, Arctic Silver and Black Sky.
Instead, these sources said, Jones determined that the situation at the company was more problematic than he realized. "We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best", Uber said in a stark statement.
The claim originated from a discredited conspiracy theorist on Kremlin-backed news network, RT. "He peddles information from Fox". Napolitano said that according to sources, the Obama administration went to British intelligence agency GCHQ to surveil Trump.
The coach told Bleacher Report: 'Some teams fear the backlash from fans after getting him. "They think he's shot". It reduced the percentage of state residents who weren't covered from about 20 percent to about 7 percent.
Archer was only set to be available on Wednesday, but the Rays need to win a semifinal game against Japan on Tuesday to qualify. As his team was held to one hit and one run by Quintana, Archer pitched four ideal innings with three strikeouts.
It's been a long, five year wait for the latest installment in the Mass Effect series, but Mass Effect Andromeda is finally here. No two critics judged the game alike - some praised it for its lovable cast of characters, others dinged it for poor writing .
Earlier this month, after an also disappointing season, LSU fired head coach Johnny Jones and has not yet found a replacement. Mary's Jamion Christian, both former VCU assistants, are candidates to replace Wade, a source told CBSSports .
Just like any other game that was highly-anticipated, however, flaws about its final iteration were spotted by gamers. Until March 25, you can get a free copy of Mass Effect Andromeda with any new Xbox One or Xbox One S console bundle.
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23 killed, 45 injured in vehicle bomb blast in Baghdad
Reports on Monday said IS had captured an Iraqi police colonel and eight other officers in Mosul after they ran out of ammunition. Iraqi forces, backed by the US-led worldwide coalition, are now closing in on retaking Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city.
Massive chicken freaks out the internet
Mashable reports the original video was likely posted to a Facebook group which appears devoted to chickens like the Brahma. It emerges from a chicken coop, and is so large that some people have suggested it's a person dressed in costume.
NSA knocks down WH claim of British spying
President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of fabricating allegations about Russian Federation and creating more " fake news ". Also of interest to the committee are any connections between Russian Federation and associates of President Donald Trump .
Nintendo switch: Newsround viewers test it out
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Insider Trading at Capital One Financial Corp.?
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