Exchange USA has opened in the red amid falling oil prices

Exchange USA has opened in the red amid falling oil prices


The Dow Jones industrial average fell by 1.55% to 16194,08 item index of technology companies NASDAQ – on 1,09%, to 4569,87 points, the index of wide market S&P 500 – on 1,30%, to 1914,13 item.

MOSCOW, 2 Feb. Major U.S. stock indexes on Tuesday opened in the red amid continuing drop in oil prices, according to AFP.

As at 17.55 GMT the Dow Jones industrial average fell by 1.55% to 16194,08 item index of technology companies NASDAQ — on 1,09%, to 4569,87 points, the index of wide market S&P 500 — on 1,30%, to 1914,13 item.

The fall in oil prices has resumed on a weak statistics from China, the second largest oil consumer in the world. April futures on North sea petroleum mix of mark Brent become cheaper by 5.26% to 32,44 dollars per barrel, March futures for WTI — by 5.01% to 30,04 per barrel.

The index of business activity in China’s manufacturing sector in January fell to 49.4 points from 49.7 points in December. This rate was the lowest since August 2012 and was worse than forecasts of the analysts expecting its value at level of 49.6 points. Against this background, investors are concerned about the demand for “black gold” from China.