Asian stock markets on Thursday fell trading in a narrow range. China’s Shanghai Composite Index and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng, both plunged 1.1 percent. South Korea’s KOSPI declined 0.6 percent while Singapore’s Straits Times and Japan’s NIKKEI-225 managed to add marginally by 0.1 percent.
European stocks were also down in intra day trade. London’s FTSC-100 and and France’s CAC, both declined 0.3 percent and Germany’s DAX fell 0.5 percent.