It was a rough start to October for financial markets Wednesday, with the Dow Jones industrial average dropping more than 200 points as investors reacted to a round of negative economic news in the U.S.
A suddenly stormy month on the stock market came to a quiet end on Tuesday. Major indexes drifted to a slight loss, leaving the Standard & Poor's 500 down 1.6 percent for September, its third monthly drop this year.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled more than 240 points and the Russell 2000 index moved close to correction territory on Wednesday, as concerns about the global economic recovery took their toll on US stocks.
Hong Kong stocks were down on Monday owing to the pro-democracy protests going on in the city. The benchmark Hang Seng Index (HIS) fell 1.9% to 23229.21, its lowest level since July. Several banks also experienced a downward trend, including HSBC ...