Asian markets were mostly down Friday, continuing a global sell-off that began a day earlier when U.S. stocks had their worst one-day drop since February.
Asian currencies were headed for the biggest weekly decline since June as data signaling a strengthening U.S. recovery boosted demand for the dollar.
Mike Everding, left, helps James Randle sign up for a Covered California plan at an enrollment event in March in Inglewood. Mike Everding, left, helps James Randle sign up for a Covered California plan at an enrollment event in March in Inglewood.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJI) Index declined by 317 points or 1.88% yesterday; the worst one-day drop since February as a result of various investor concerns.
U.K. manufacturing grew at the slowest pace in a year in July as a cooling in new orders and output ended the first half's �stellar growth spurt,� Markit Economics said today.