Today, Friday, stock markets in Asia witnessed a decline after the announcement of US President Donald Trump and his wife being infected with the new Corona virus, and the currencies of Australia and New Zealand fell against the US dollar. Trump and his wife Melania are infected with the Corona virus
The Japanese Nikkei index fell today, by 08:40 Moscow time, by 0.78% to 23003 points, according to Bloomberg data.
Reuters reported that the drop came after US President Trump and his wife Melania tested positive for the Coronavirus.
The news may cause a new wave of fluctuations in the financial market, as investors prepare for the results of the US presidential elections scheduled for next November, which will witness intense competition.
The S & P / ASX stock index also fell 1.54% to 5782 points. In China, the “Shanghai” composite index fell 0.20% to 3,218 points.
In the currency market, the dollar jumped, as its index climbed 0.12% to 93.81 points, and the safe-haven Japanese yen reached its highest levels in the week.
The US currency rose nearly half a percent against the risky Australian and New Zealand dollars.
The New Zealand dollar fell against the US dollar by 0.32% to 0.6629 New Zealand dollars, while the Australian dollar fell by 0.60% against the US currency to 0.7142 Australian dollars.
While the yen rose by 0.3% to 105.27 per dollar, its highest level since last Monday.
Source: “Bloomberg” + “Reuters”