US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Leading US stock indexes on Wednesday accelerated the decline to 5.5-7.8% amid general market volatility and falling oil prices, according to trading data.
As of March 18, at the close of the New York Stock Exchange, the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) index fell by 6.29%, to 19902.35 points, the index of high-tech companies NASDAQ – by 8.31%, to 6929.922 points. S&P 500 wide market index – by 7.75%, up to 2333.06 points.
The fall on US stock exchanges continues in light of the spread of the coronavirus.
More than 200 thousand people in more than 150 countries have already been infected in the world, most have recovered, more than 8 thousand have died. Traders fear that a pandemic could lead not only to a slowdown in global economic growth, but also to a recession.
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