Stock traders at a brokerage house in Beijing. File/Associated Press
Most Asian markets fell Monday following another disappointing performance on Wall Street with investors growing concerned about an uptick in coronavirus infections in Europe and the United States, as well as the lack of movement in Washington on a new stimulus.
London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of major blue-chip companies shed 2.1 per cent to 5,882.30 points, compared with Friday's closing level.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.16% at 22,715.85, its lowest closing since July 17.
The FTSE 350 travel and leisure index, which was tracking its worst year in a decade with a 40% fall, was down 2.3% to its lowest in nearly a month. IAG fell to the bottom of London's bluechip index, while TUI was the worst performer on the mid-caps and On The Beach underperformed the small caps.
China’s factory activity expanded for the first time in six months in September, an official survey showed on Saturday,
Pakistan’s largest coal miner Sindh Engro Coal Mining Co (SECMC) expects to boost its output by 51.3% in 2024, its Chief Executive told Reuters,
The Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology (MoIAT) is set to showcase a range of new incentives at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition