Another Big Slump

July 18, 2014

Yesterday world financial markets closed with a slump against the backdrop of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crashing on Ukraine’s territory.

Europe finished the trading session as follows – Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.68 percent down to 6,738.32 points, Germany’s DAX dropped 1.07 percent down to 9,753.88 points, and France’s CAC 40 shed 1.21 percent getting to 4,316.12 points.

In Russia, the MICEX index fell 2.31 percent down to 1,440.63 points while the RTS index plunged 3.81 percent and stopped only at 1,299.03 points.

In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.9 percent down to 16,976.81 points, the S&P 500 shed 1.2 percent down to 1,958.12 points, and the NASDAQ Composite dropped 1.4 percent down to 4,363.45 points.

The NYMEX price of WTI oil rose by $1.99 and made $103.19 a barrel. On the IСE Futures Europe, the price of Brent oil went up by $0.72 and reached $107.89 a barrel.  

On the global currency market, EUR/USD is still holding around 1.35.

Anna Gorenkova, NordFX Analyst

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