(Bloomberg) — U.S. stock futures declined as investors assessed worsening American coronavirus figures as a new quarter begins. Asian shares traded mixed.
Futures on the S&P 500 Index slid more than 2% after President Donald Trump warned of a “painful” two weeks ahead, with the country grappling to get the outbreak under control and New York City’s death toll now topping 1,000. Stocks in Japan hit session lows in the final hour of trading, while Australia’s rallied more than 3%. Hong Kong shares had a modest retreat, with two of the city’s largest lenders, Standard Chartered Plc and HSBC Holdings