Asian stocks rose with the Shanghai and Hang Seng gaining by 18 and 210 points respectively. Nikkei gained by more than 470 points. In Europe, the DAX, CAC, and Stoxx declined by 55, 25, and 20 points respectively.
Global stocks declined today as more signs of global weakness emerged. Yesterday, in an unprecedented move, Apple announced that its final quarter earnings will be sharply lower than the previous guidance.