Asian stocks today fell marginally. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng declined 0.6 percent, South Korea’s KOSPI slipped 0.4 percent and Japan’s Nikkei-225 fell 0.3 percent. Singapore’s Straits Times closed 0.2 percent down and China’s Shanghai Composite Index slipped 0.1 percent.
European shares were up in intra day trade. London’s FTSE-100 surged 0.6 percent and France’s CAC gained 0.1 percent while Germany’s DAX was trading almost flat, when reports last came in.