World stock exchanges closed in the negative on deteriorating economic prospects
The world stock exchanges were pessimistic on Monday. The U.S., European and Asian exchanges ended trading in the negative, which contributed to Friday's statistics on inflation in the U.S. and the situation with the pandemic in China. As a result of the day Dow Jones lost 2.79%, S&P 500 lost 3.88%, NASDAQ lost 4.68%. In Europe DAX (Germany) was down 2.67%, FTSE 100 (UK) - 1.53%, CAC 40 (France) - 2.67%. Asian indices were down 3.55% - the situation was worsened by the strengthening of the coronavirus pandemic in China after the relaxation of the restrictive measures in two major cities. According to Yeap Jun Rong, an analyst of IG, which was quoted by Associated Press, such turn of events will weaken the recent optimism of investors concerning the resumption of business activity in the country. Metal markets also reacted by falling - industrial lost 4% and gold lost about 2.4% on fears of shrinking demand in China. According to the Labor Department, U.S. inflation reached a 41-year high of 8.6% in May despite a double increase in the key interest rate. This was worse than forecasts and came as a surprise to players across the country, who anticipate tougher policies from regulators.