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Political tensions put EU equities on track for this year’s worst week
A sell-off among heavyweight basic resources equities added to the third day of losses for European equities, putting them on track for their worst trading week in 2017. It’s because ongoing political tensions dented shares around the globe.
The STOXX 600 lost 0.7%, taking its weekly dips to 2.4%, which is its worst outcome since early November 2016.
Euro zone equities as well as blue-chips also slumped 0.7%. Meanwhile, the miner-heavy FTSE underperformed – the given benchmark demonstrated a 0.8% loss.
The key European indicator of equity investor anxiety, Eurostoxx volatility leapt to a near four-month maximum, although it remained close to historically depressed levels.
Asian and American stock markets had managed to extend their sell-off overnight because a war of words between North Korea and America escalated.
On Friday, basic resource equities sank 2.6% hitting a month minimum because Chinese base metal prices collapsed on political pressures.
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.
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