Nike has dropped to lows unseen since November of 2020 as it faces a boycott in China over Xinjiang's cotton issues.
European shares sharply decline after Barcelona attack
On Friday, European equities started steeply because market sentiment weakened reacting to news of a recent terrorist attack in Barcelona, while political turmoil in America also kept rattling traders’ confidence.
The EURO STOXX 50 lost 0.89%, Germany’s DAX 30 dipped 0.69%, France’s CAC 40 decreased 0.90%, while Spain’s IBEX 35 inched down 0.98%.
Market sentiment was affected after on Thursday a van suddenly rammed into pedestrians in a crowded tourist area, Barcelona, murdering 13 people and injuring up to 100 others.
Financial markets were also anxious after on Wednesday eight chief executives abandoned two business advisory councils protesting over Donald Trump’s quite controversial statement on weekend violence in Virginia.
Financial equities broadly declined because French lenders BNP Paribas as well as Societe Generale lost 1.71% and 1.32% respectively. Meanwhile, Germany’s Commerzbank as well as Deutsche Bank went down 1.19% and 2.22% respectively.
FTSE 100 sagged 0.61% because British lenders tracked their EU rivals lower.
Chinese stocks were pressed by the US plans to kick them off US stock exchanges. Alibaba has already plunged by 4% in pre-market hours.
Bitcoin skyrocketed 5% after Tesla’s founder Elon Musk officially announced it will accept the cryptocurrencies as payment.
US retail sales will be out on Thursday, April 15, at 15:30 MT. It is a significant release for traders as it will impact the US dollar.
As the earnings season kicks in, JPMorgan is the first to impress us with the better-than-expected data!
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will hold a meeting on Wednesday, April 14, at 05:00 MT.