(ANSA) – MILAN, NOVEMBER 30 – Fear of the Omicron variant returns to be felt, sinking the Asian stock exchanges and futures on European lists and on Wall Street. Tokyo closed down by 1.6% and Seoul by 2.4%, Hong Kong, still open, dropped by 1.9%, while Shanghai and Shenzhen are little moved. Futures on Wall Street are also down, with the Dow Jones losing 1% and those on Europe, with Frankfurt losing 1.2%, London 1%, Paris 1.5%, Milan and Madrid 1.6%.
To bring down the stock exchanges were the words of the CEO of Moderna, Stéphane Bancel, who, to the Financial Times, said he expected a “substantial decline” in the effectiveness of the current vaccines while it will take months to have a production of new effective vaccines . Fears about the impacts of the new variant on the economy are also felt on oil, with wti eprde 2.3% to 68.3 dollars a barrel and brent down 2.7% to 71.49 dollars . (HANDLE).
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