A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)
A man walks past an electronic board showing the stock index in Tokyo, Japan, Feb. 4, 2014. Tokyo stocks tumbled on Tuesday, with the Nikkei index ending 4.18 percent lower, hitting the lowest closing level since last October. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dived 610.66 points, from Monday at 14,008.47, its lowest finish since Oct. 8. (Xinhua/Stringer)

The following are the indices of major stock markets worldwide on Wednesday.

IN THE UNITED STATES

The S&P 500 Index opened at 3,369.04 points, down 11.12 points, or 0.33 percent.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average opened at 29,282.78 points, down 115.30 points, or 0.39 percent.
The Nasdaq Composite Index opened at 9,679.04 points, down 52.14 points, or 0.54 percent.

IN EUROPE

The DAX Index opened at 13,744.44 points, up 63.25 points, or 0.46 percent.
The FTSE 100 Index opened at 7,382.01 points, up 0.00 points, or 0.00 percent.
The Paris CAC 40 opened at 6,086.11 points, up 29.29 points, or 0.48 percent.

IN ASIA

The Shanghai Composite Index closed at 2,975.40 points, down 9.57 points, or 0.32 percent.
The Shenzhen Component Index closed at 11,235.60 points, down 70.89 points, or 0.63 percent.
The Hang Seng Index closed at 27,655.81 points, up 125.61 points, or 0.46 percent.
The S&P/ASX 200 index closed at 7,144.60 points, up 30.90 points, or 0.43 percent.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average closed at 23,400.70 points, up 206.90 points, or 0.89 percent.
The Straits Times Index closed at 3,213.71 points, up 17.08 points, or 0.53 percent.
The Korea Composite Stock Price Index closed at 2,210.34 points, up 1.46 points, or 0.07 percent. Enditem
(This article is generated by Xinhua News Robot.)

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