SINGAPORE — Stocks in Asia-Pacific fell in Thursday morning trade, as concerns over the economic impact of the omicron Covid variant continues to weigh on investor sentiment.
Thein Japan declined 0.82% while the Topix index shed 0.63%. South Korea’s fell 0.79%.
Over in Australia, thefell about 0.6%. Australia’s retail sales and trade data for October is set to be out at 8:30 a.m. HK/SIN on Thursday.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.22% lower.
Stocks on Wall Street saw a sharp reversal overnight after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the
The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 461.68 points to 34,022.04 while the S&P 500 declined 1.18% to 4,513.04. The Nasdaq Composite fell 1.83% to 15,254.05.
Thetraded at 112.85 per dollar, still stronger than levels above 113.4 seen against the greenback earlier this week. The was at $0.7107 after recently dropping from above $0.715.
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