Global Shares Hit by China Sell Off Panic

Stock markets in New York, London, Paris and Frankfurt have fallen sharply as fears of a Chinese economic slowdown continue to haunt investors.

Wall Street’s Dow Jones was nearly 6% lower in early trading after plunges across Europe.
London’s FTSE 100 index was down by more than 6% in afternoon trade, with major markets in France and Germany down by 7% and 6% respectively.

The sell-off hit stocks across almost every sector in New York.

The Dow Jones fell below 16,000 for the first time since February 2014, while the technology-heavy Nasdaq index was trading more than 8% lower in the opening minutes.

Shares in Asia were hit overnight, with the Shanghai Composite in China closing down 8.5%, its worst close since 2007.

Global investors worry about growth in the world’s second largest economy.

via BBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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