Morning Briefing: Asian sell-off, Europe also weak

Morning Briefing: Asian sell-off, Europe also weak

Morning Briefing: Asian sell-off, Europe also weak Asian sell-off, Europe also weak
Tuesday’s stock trading has continued the sell-off which started on Wall Street in the previous session. Many Asian markets are still closed for Lunar New Year holidays but Tokyo was down sharply to close 5.40 per cent lower; Sydney lost almost 3 per cent.

The weak sentiment is also showing in Europe where concern about growth and US interest rates is never far from investors’ thoughts. Figures on German industrial output dipped 1.2 per cent month-over-month and Italian banks lost value on concern over bad loans.

Wall Street and Toronto are expected to open lower.
 
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North America (previous session)
US Dow Jones 16,027.05 (-1.10 per cent) -1.95 per cent -9.60 per cent
TSX Composite 12,535.40 (-1.79 per cent) +0.72 per cent -16.99 per cent
 
Europe (at 4.30am ET)
UK FTSE 5,727.13 (+0.66 per cent) -3.13 per cent -16.24 per cent
German DAX 9,012.74 (+0.37 per cent) -8.49 per cent -15.48 per cent
 
Asia (at close)
China CSI 300 2,963.79 (-0.70 per cent) -11.83 per cent -10.52 per cent
Japan Nikkei 16,085.44 (-5.40 per cent) -9.11 per cent -9.18 per cent
 
Other Data (at 5.00am ET)
Oil (Brent) Oil (WTI) Gold Can. Dollar
33.26
(+1.16 per cent)
30.39
(+2.36 per cent)
1188.70
(+0.77 per cent)
U$0.7195
 
Aus. Dollar
U$0.7033

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