Some Europe's stock markets have clawed back some ground, a day after rising second waves of the coronavirus epidemic caused the region's biggest wipeout since June and drove investors back to government bonds.

In Dublin the ISEQ was lower again, however, shedding 25 points (0.4%) to finish the day on 6,229.

Shares in CPL Resources were up 3.3% to €7.75, while shares in CRH rose 1.4% to €30.35. Shares in Uniphar were down 3.8% to €2.30, while shares in Bank of Ireland were 2.2% lower at €1.63.

In London the FTSE was up 25 points (0.4%) by the end of trading, at 5,829. In Frankfurt the DAX was up 52 points (0.4%) to 12,594, however the CAC in Paris was 19 points (0.4%) lower at 4,773.

Meanwhile in New York the Dow Jones was 26 points (0.1%) lower at 27,121 by early afternoon there, while the Nasdaq was up 68 points (0.6%) to 10,847.

Earlier in Asian trade, Hong Kong's Hang Seng index lost 234 points (1%) to finish at 23,717 after a rout in New York and Europe yesterday as a spike in infections forces governments to reimpose containment measures. The Tokyo Stock Exchange is closed today for the Autumnal Equinox public holiday.