Concerns about COVID-19 caused a negative trend in the markets

European markets on Wednesday show a significant decline.

European markets on Wednesday showed a significant decline, reflecting the reaction of investors to the increase in the number of cases of coronavirus infection in the world.

By mid-trading, London’s FTSE index was down 0.4 percent, Paris’s CAC-40 was down 1.1 percent, and Frankfurt’s DAX was down 0.7 percent.

Asian markets showed mixed dynamics on Wednesday. Tokyo’s Nikkei index closed down 0.7 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 0.5 percent, and the Shanghai Composite rose 1.7 percent.

Sydney’s S&P/ASX fell 1.5 percent, Seoul’s KOSPI fell 0.2 percent, and Taiwan’s TSEC rose 0.6 percent. Mumbai’s Sensex lost 0.9 percent in the evening.

Oil markets are also in negative territory on Wednesday, with U.S. crude oil trading at $ 40.51 a barrel, down 0.2 percent, and benchmark Brent crude down 0.2 percent to $ 42.99 a barrel.

Futures for the US Dow Jones and S&P 500 indices show a downward trend, while the NASDAQ remains almost unchanged. The day before, the Dow lost 397 points.