China will encourage foreign investments into services and high technologies sectors, but at the same time will rigidly limit capital investments in construction, real estate, and also the projects, differing to high power consumption and polluting environment. This news brought negative impact on Asian stock markets where weaker than the others is Chinese continental SSE index. Most of all it was reflected in the banking sector, where Bank of Communications and China Merchant Bank are losing more than 4%.
On Wednesday, American market could not any longer ignore bad news coming from the Europe and did not continue its growth started the day before. Index of incomplete transactions on sale of houses in February decreased more strongly than expected 104,8 points. Following the results of the trading session the indicator of “blue chips” the Dow Jones Industrial Average index was closed with -0,23% on a level 14526,16 points, the S&P 500 lost 0,06%, and the index of the hi-tech companies Nasdaq grew up for 0,12% to a level of 3256,52 points.
In Europe, besides Cyprus – Italy is again coming to the headers of news feeds. On last placement of the Italian debt papers, Rome managed to attract only 6,91 billion euro from the planned 7 billion euro. In Nicosia, in turn, the authorities presented a package of measures for capital control. Among other things it should be noted that single withdrawal of funds won’t exceed 300 euros, and it will not be possible to take more than 1000 euros out of the country. The Cypriot banks will open today after almost two-week break.
Prices for oil are stable this morning and both Brent and NYMEX are adding 0.22% and 0.33% accordingly. Brent is traded on a level 109.94$ per barrel and NYMEX on a level of 96.90$. Ascending movement proceeds against noticeable strengthening of the American dollar in relation to the majority of world currencies. Gold is losing 0.12% and is traded on a level of 1604.28$ per troy ounce.
EUR/USD pair is slightly correcting and is strengthening for 0.20% traded on a level 1.2804.
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