Broad sell-off caused by Evergrande-induced fears - Monday Review, September 20

Broad sell-off caused by Evergrande-induced fears - Monday Review, September 20

As Evergrande debt deadline approaches, markets react in a negative manner

The US

Wall Street ended the day in red, with indices suffering their biggest daily drop since May, as fear of the potential collapse of China’s Evergrande drove investors to safe-haven assets. USA30 fell 1.78%, while USA500 lost 1.70%. TECH100 traded 2.19% lower.

Crude oil slumped 1.3% to $70.88 a barrel.

Gold rose 0.1% to $1,752.95 pe ounce.

Asia and Australia

Markets were down as investors in the region continued to sell off shares amid concerns about China Evergrande Group’s debt situation.

Japan225 slid 1.83% as markets re-opened after a holiday. The Bank of Japan is due to hand down its policy decision on Wednesday.

Down under, Australia200 edged down 0.11%, with the country’s national bank releasing the minutes from its latest meeting.

HongKong45 fell 0.79%.

Europe

Stocks traded significantly lower at the beginning of the week amid concerns about the health of property giant Evergrande Group. Moreover, a US Federal Reserve meeting is approaching. Germany30 traded 2% lower, while France40 fell 1.9%. At the same time, UK100 dropped 1.3%.

Brent oil fell 0.8% to $74.72 per barrel.

EUR/USD traded at 1.1711 after it lost 0.1%.

Sources: investing.com, reuters.com

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