Equities & oil prices sink as Omicron makes waves

By Administrator_India Capital Sands Asian share markets fell and oil prices slid on Monday as surging Omicron COVID-19 cases triggered tighter curbs in Europe and threatened to swamp the global economy into the New Year. Beijing lightened the mood a little by cutting one-year loan rates for the frost time in 20 months, though some had hoped for an easing in five-year rates as well. Chinese blue chips still dipped 0.4%, while MSCI’s index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.8%. Japan’s Nikkei dropped 1.7% and South Korean stocks 1.2%. S&P 500…

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