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

IN ASIA

The Shanghai Composite Index opened at 3,391.03 points, down 13.00 points, or 0.38 percent.

The Shenzhen Component Index opened at 12,935.42 points, down 37.69 points, or 0.29 percent.

The Hang Seng Index opened at 21,777.64 points, down 75.43 points, or 0.35 percent.

The S&P/ASX 200 index opened at 6,616.00 points, down 13.30 points, or 0.20 percent.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average opened at 26,131.50 points, down 291.97 points, or 1.10 percent.

The Straits Times Index opened at 3,112.03 points, up 7.92 points, or 0.26 percent.

The Korea Composite Stock Price Index opened at 2,330.11 points, down 11.67 points, or 0.50 percent.

IN THE UNITED STATES

The S&P 500 Index closed at 3,831.39 points, up 6.06 points, or 0.16 percent.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 30,967.82 points, down 129.44 points, or 0.42 percent.

The Nasdaq Composite Index closed at 11,322.24 points, up 194.39 points, or 1.75 percent.

IN EUROPE

The DAX Index closed at 12,401.20 points, down 372.18 points, or 2.91 percent.

The FTSE 100 Index closed at 7,025.47 points, down 207.18 points, or 2.86 percent.

The Paris CAC 40 closed at 5,794.96 points, down 159.69 points, or 2.68 percent.