Economies

Global Stocks Mixed After Wall Street Decline

The Nikkei 225 stock market index is displayed on an electronic board in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and South Korea reported factory output contracted, while markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)
The Nikkei 225 stock market index is displayed on an electronic board in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and South Korea reported factory output contracted, while markets in China and Hong Kong were closed for a holiday. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

BANGKOK—Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street slid and Hong Kong braced for bigger pro-democracy protests. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s Dax index gained 0.2 percent to 9,490.72 while Britain’s FTSE fell 0.4...




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