On the world exchanges observed tension, writes the Express online. All stock indices – both American and European and Asian, “flushed”, that is reduced. The Dow Jones at this point has fallen on 0,35% (25 382), the index e of the NASDAQ 100 – 0.44% (7 437), the S&P 500 – 0.39% (2 841).
The German DAX fell by 1.90 percent (12 425), Dutch AEX – on 1,42% (563), British FTSE 100 – 0.86% (7 656). Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell by 1.22% (22 270), the index of Hong Kong stock exchange Hang Seng Index by 1.57% (28 127). Obviously, only today the markets reaction to escalating trade conflict between the United States and China from August 23 impose additional import duties on goods worth $ 16 billion. China is for products from USA, America – the Chinese.
The Euro fell to the lowest level this year against the U.S. dollar. The European currency is trading around 1.44 against the dollar. The European Central Bank fears that due to the weakening of the Turkish Lira, which has lost more than 38% of its value against the dollar, may be affected several European banks, in particular, Spanish BBVA, Italian UniCredit, BNP Paribas, which have large operations in Turicchi.
The cryptocurrency market continue falling. Bitcoin has lost 0,25% ($6 488), Litecoin – 2,62% ($62), Ethereum – 0,39% ($361), Dash – 0,16% ($183), the Ripple of 2.70% ($0,337). This is despite the fact that the special agent of the office for the U.S. drug enforcement LLC Infante denied the opinion that bitcoins are used by criminals for their dirty deeds. In her opinion, only 10% of bitcoin transactions today are related to illegal activities. Five years ago this figure was 90%.