Asia stocks slide

Monday, October 26, 2020

Asia-Pacific stocks were mostly lower in Monday morning trade as new coronavirus cases surge in the U.S. as well in countries across Europe, CNBC reports.

Mainland Chinese stocks led losses among the region’s major markets as they slipped in early trade, with the Shanghai composite down about 1.5 percent while the Shenzhen component fell by 1.45 percent.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 dipped slightly while the Topix index slipped by 0.26 percent.