Global stocks continued to slide from Friday 2 August. At the end of Monday 5 August, the slide became more pronounced.
Hang Seng Index declined 5.86% in three days, the worst in the list below. The pro-democracy unrest in Hong Kong made it worse for its financial markets.
|Hang Seng (HK)||27,777.75||26,151.32||-5.86%|
|CAC 40 (France)||5,518.90||5,241.55||-5.03%|
|UK FTSE 100||7,586.80||7,223.85||-4.78%|
|S&P 500 (USA)||2,980.38||2,844.74||-4.55%|
|Dow Jones (USA)||26,864.27||25,717.74||-4.27%|
|Nikkei 225 (Japan)||21,521.53||20,720.29||-3.72%|
|Australia All Ordinaries||6,896.70||6,710.60||-2.70%|
Next was Nasdaq, declining 5.50%. Nasdaq, the darling performer in US markets, was brought down to earth from its phenomenal run up in recent months. The S&P 500 was down 4.55% followed by Dow Jones declining 4.27%.
The Shanghai Composite Index was hit as well, declining 3.79% mainly because of the on-going trade frictions with the US.
The Straits Timed Index (STI) lost 3.22% in just three days.
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