Global stocks today eased tracking overnight weakness Wall Street as widening COVID-19 restrictions weighed on market sentiment.
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng declined 0.7 percent while Japan’s NIKKEI-225 and Singapore’s Straits Times, both fell 0.4 percent. On the other side, China’s Shanghai Composite index climbed half a percent and South Korea’s KOSPI added marginally by 0.1 percent.
European stocks were also down in intra-day trade. Germany’s DAX declined 0.9 percent, London’s FTSE-100 fell 0.8 percent and France’s CAC was down 0.7 percent.