MILAN, 26 NOV – The new variant of the coronavirus is sinking the European markets, in the wake of the Asian ones and in view of the launch of Wall Street where futures are in sharp decline. The stoxx 600 area index fell 2.4%. In deep red Madrid (-3.7%), Paris (-3.3%), London (-2.7%), Frankfurt (-2.5%) and Milan (-2.9%). The lists of the Old Continent are weighed down by energy (-5%), banks (-4.5%), airlines (-11%), tourism (-4%) and luxury (-3.2%) %). Oil dropped with WTI falling to $ 73.11 a barrel and Brent at $ 77.44. On the currency front, the euro against the dollar rises to 1.1285. (HANDLE).