European markets opened lower Wednesday as optimism over an imminent recovery from the coronavirus started to fade.
The pan-European Stoxx 600 fell 0.8% in early trade, with oil and gas stocks shedding 1.4% to lead losses as all sectors and major bourses slipped into negative territory.
Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index advanced more than two percent Wednesday, helped by a weaker yen and expectations for the stimulus package Japan's prime minister announced as he declared a state of emergency.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index gained 2.13 percent, or 403.06 points, to close at...
Hong Kong finished the morning on a down note Wednesday following a sell-off on Wall Street as traders continue to fret over the impact of the coronavirus on the global economy.
The Hang Seng Index dropped 0.99 percent, or 239.90 points, to 24,013.39 by the break.
Sumber : AFP