The so-called “stock market bloodbath” has continued on Friday with major indices falling down to the lows of the last October. What's going on?
Asia-Pacific shares conclude multidirectionally
On Thursday, stock indices of the Asia-Pacific region concluded in different directions notwithstanding the profit on Wall Street because the surge of yield on American bonds affected the mood of market participants.
China's stock market concluded today's trading session down in the face of negative dynamics from the sectors of tourism and recreation, retail and insurance.
Shares of Xinjiang Dushanzi TianLi High & NewTech Co Ltd dived by 10.1%, while Double Coin equities managed to acquire 10.04%. The leaders of the dive were equities of Tangshan Port Group Co Ltd, whose price headed south 24.45%.
The Australian market closed with a sink, financial intuitions headed the main dive. On the other hand, equities of mining and energy companies ascended in the face of soaring commodity prices.
Banks ANZ Banking, Westpac, Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank dived in the range from -0.3% to -1.1%.
In the mining sector, the market value of BHP Billiton soared by more than 1%, Rio Tinto gained by nearly 2% and Fortescue Metals rallied by 0.6%.
Gold mining company Evolution Mining managed to increase its capitalization by up to 0.6%, while Newcrest Mining gained 0.1% after the surge in gold prices.
Besides this, equities of Woodside Petroleum rallied by 0.7%, Oil Search soared by 0.2%, Santos ascended by 0.3% amid soaring crude prices.
Also today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics informed that in April, the seasonally updated unemployment rate in Australia tacked on to 5.6% from 5.5% in March. Market experts expected unemployment to stand still. The Australian economy generated 22,600 jobs the previous month, which appears to be higher than the projected surge of 20,000 after a sag of 700 in the previous month. Moreover, the share of the labor force in the overall population jumped to 65.6%, beating expectations for surge to 65.5%.
Besides coronavirus, other news has been driving the stocks of Apple, Wallmart and General Motors to the lower levels.
Will coronavirus continue keeping the markets in fear? What releases should we wait for? Find out in the news!
WTI oil prices jumped up after Donald Trump’s 2 tweets
Today the US nonfarm payroll data will be reported that could cause fluctuations of the market.
WTI was at $20 per barrel just in the beginning of the day. Currently - above 25$.