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?
Asian shares inch down
On Tuesday, Asian equities declined because a relief surge petered out against the backdrop of soaring doubts over whether China and America will be able to tackle trade differences.
Moreover, an inverted American yield curve also backed fears about a probable recession.
MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific equities MIAPJ0000PUS tumbled by 0.3% because Chinese equity markets struggled to leave negative territory.
In Shanghai and Shenzhen, Chinese blue-chip equities CSI300 went down, while the benchmark Shanghai Composite index SSEC managed to grow. In Hong Kong, equities HIS declined by 0.3%.
Meanwhile, Australian equities AXJO headed south by 0.8%, while South Korea’s Kospi sank by 0.6%. As for Japan's Nikkei stock index, it dipped by 1.3%.
On Monday, the pause on further hostilities in the trade clash between China and America had sparked a global leap in equity markets, letting MSCI's all-country world index gain 1.3%.
However, before the trading day concluded, key American indexes rebounded from intraday maximums due to the fact that market participants pondered over unresolved problems between the two leading economies.
Overnight, the Dow Jones Industrial Average concluded 1.13% up, while the S&P 500 rallied by 1.09%. As for the Nasdaq Composite, it acquired 1.51%.
Monday’s firm American manufacturing data indicated a stronger economic outlook.
Meanwhile, American crude futures CLc1 jumped by 1.2% hitting $53.58 a barrel. As for Brent crude futures LCOc1, they went up by 1.1% trading at $62.35 a barrel.
Evaluating the evergreen buck’s purchasing potential versus its main counterparts the USD index decreased by 0.2% reaching 96.808.
The evergreen buck slumped by 0.3% versus its Japanese rival, hitting 113.28. The common currency managed to surge by up to 0.2% being worth $1.1373.
As the greenback slumped, the Chinese Yuan kept ascending. It gained over 1,000 pips versus the evergreen buck hitting 6.8545.
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