Japan's Nikkei 225 drops more than 2% as Asia-Pacific markets slip amid renewed Covid fears

Japan's Nikkei 225 drops more than 2% as Asia-Pacific markets slip amid renewed Covid fears

Japan's Nikkei 225 drops more than 2% as Asia-Pacific markets slip amid renewed Covid fears - Stocks in Japan led losses among Asia-Pacific markets in Friday trade, with the Nikkei 225 dropping more than 2%. - Travel stocks in Asia-Pacific fell in Friday trade amid renewed Covid fears. - World Health Organization officials said Thursday they are monitoring a new Covid variant with "a large number of mutations." A special meeting is scheduled for Friday to discuss its implications for vaccines and treatments. SINGAPORE — Shares in Asia-Pacific slipped in Friday trade, with Japanese stocks leading losses regionally. The Nikkei 225 in Japan dropped 2.37% as shares of conglomerate SoftBank Group declined more than 4% while the Topix index fell 1.86%. Hong Kong's Hang Seng index also saw sizable losses …
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