Asian shares mostly slipped Wednesday, as worries lingered about the coronavirus omicron variant’s potential damage to the regional economy following mixed cues from Wall Street. Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 lost 0.9% in morning trading to 28,809.86. South Korea’s Kospi slipped 0.9% to 2,993.38, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 jumped 1.2% to 7,510.80. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng […]

European Central Bank faces gloomier picture for economy

The European Central Bank is looking at a darkening picture for the economy as infections and deaths surge. With more than a trillion euros of pandemic stimulus still in the pipeline, President Christine Lagarde is expected to underline Thursday that the bank has the means keep credit affordable and support the hoped-for recovery. Spiking virus […]