Major stocks in China and Hong Kong lead the Asian markets altogether to another losing streak after the deadly virus took its toll.
Shanghai Composite is down 1.5%, Shenzhen Component is down 1.86% and Shenzhen Composite is down 1.719%.
The main index of Hong Kong – Hang Seng fell by 1.65%.
Elsewhere, the Nikkei 225 in Japan is also drawn by the red wave, with the Japanese index falling 0.92%, with Topix following a 0.73% decline.
Japan’s trade balance data came out, showing that exports declined in December compared to a year ago.
Kospi in South Korea also reported a decline of 0.95%.
In Australia, the ASX200 broad broad index is also down about 1%.
Labor market data would be expectations. In December, 28,900 jobs were created and unemployment decreased by 0.1%.
Trader Martin Nikolov