All of the Tokyo Stock Exchange’s 33 industry sub-indexes were in the red during trading on November 26, 2021. (Photo by Tetsuya Kitayama) 

JADA NAGUMO, Nikkei staff writer |

TOKYO — Asian equity markets were hit on Friday as concerns began to rise over a new COVID variant that is spreading in South Africa and has been detected as far away as Hong Kong, worrying investors of its impact on the global economy.

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