Markets Had No Common Direction

March 26, 2014

Yesterday the world’s financial markets closed mixed. In Europe, Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.6 percent down to 6,520.39 points, France’s CAC 40 dropped 1.4 percent down to 4,276.34 points, and Germany’s DAX 30 slumped 1.7 percent down to 9,188.77 points.

In Russia, on the contrary, indices went up considerably – the MICEX index grew 2.12 percent and made 1,325.44 points while the RTS index shot up by 3.50 percent at once, reaching 1,171.22 points.

In the USA, the Dow Jones fell 0.58 percent down to 16,371.35 points, the S&P shed 0.45 percent down to 1,865.84 points, and the NASDAQ dropped 0.19 percent down to 4,234.27 points.

The price of May futures for the North Sea petroleum mix of mark Brent Crude Oil rose by $0.18, up to $106.99 a barrel. The price of May futures for light WTI oil went up by $0.41, making $99.19 a barrel.

There were no major changes on the Forex market.

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

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