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  3. Asian stocks drop on new variant concerns

    Peter Hoskins

    Business reporter, BBC News Singapore

    A Chinese investor checks a computer screen showing share prices at a securities brokerage.

    Financial markets in the Asia-Pacific region have dropped in response to the new variant.

    On Friday, Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index was 2.9% lower, the Hang Seng in Hong Kong was down by 2.1% and Australia's S&P/ASX200 was off by 1.4%.

    Global oil prices were also around 2% lower, while gold moved higher.

    Markets in the US were closed on Thursday for the Thanksgiving holiday.

    Futures markets pointed to a lower open for Wall Street on Friday.

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