Markets in other countries showed mixed dynamics on Wednesday.
US financial markets opened sharply lower on Wednesday and continue to show generally negative dynamics amid investor concern about the coronavirus.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost nearly 3 percent at the opening of trading, as did the S&P 500. The NASDAQ opened down 2.6 percent.
In other countries, markets closed with mixed dynamics on Wednesday: Asian markets showed a decline, while European markets showed growth.
Japan’s Nikkei index lost 2.3 percent by the close of trading, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost about 0.7 percent, and China’s Shanghai Composite Index lost 0.9 percent.
London’s FTSE opened higher, helped by the Bank of England’s decision to cut interest rates by 0.5 percent to 0.25 percent in the Wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
In France and Germany, markets also showed growth.
On Tuesday, the United States registered a marked increase: the three leading indexes, the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and NASDAQ, added 5 percent each.
Volatility has gripped global markets amid an outbreak of the coronavirus, which has been diagnosed in more than 114,000 people and claimed more than 4,000 lives.