GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks follow Wall Street lower, nervous wait for U.S. jobs data

* Tech leads modest losses across Asia

* MSCI AxJ down 1.5%, shallower than 5% Nasdaq plunge

* Limited spillover into currency and bond markets; payrolls eyed

* Asian stock markets: https://tmsnrt.rs/2zpUAr4

By Tom Westbrook

SINGAPORE, Sept 4 (Reuters) – Asia’s stock markets had their worst session in two weeks on Friday following a tech-led plunge on Wall Street, though gains in safer assets like bonds and dollars were muted as investors awaited U.S. job data to see if it triggers a bigger selloff.

MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.5% and looked set to snap a six-week winning streak with a 2.3% weekly loss, its biggest since April.

The Nikkei declined 1%. Australia’s ASX 200 led losses with a 3% fall as global investors sold growth-exposed miners like BHP and traders trimmed positions ahead of the weekend in case Wall Street takes another dive.

Elsewhere drops

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