Source: Global Markets Drop on Concerns Over New Covid-19 Variant
Discovered on: 2021-11-26 06:10:00
Global equity markets and U.S. stock futures fell after South Africa raised the alarm over a new, fast-spreading strain of the coronavirus.
By early afternoon Friday in Hong Kong, the city’s benchmark Hang Seng Index stood 2.2% lower, while Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 had retreated 2.9%. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 pulled back 1.7%.