Oil Costs Keep On Weighing On Asian Markets

Asian stocks fell more on Wednesday as the drop in oil costs kept on negatively affecting energy-related shares and slicing into investors’ self-confidence.

The cost of the United States unrefined petroleum – West Texas Intermediate – dropped less than $37 per barrel on Tuesday, before improving and stepping up to $38.24.


A blow to trade firms, together with a more strengthened yen drove Japan’s Nikkei 225 index to round off 1% less at 19,301.07.

Shares weren’t successfully improved by the better-than-anything manufacturing plant information.

Machinery order data – a foremost leader of investment in the nation – displayed that October orders had extensively improved by a wide margin since March a year ago. The orders spiked 10.7% from the month before, far ahead of predictions for a fall of over 1%.

Chinese inflation

The financial specialists in China disregarded government information that showed consumer information had spiked up a bit in November, on the grounds that it stayed far below the 3% objective of the current administration.

The consumer value index spiked up 1.5% from the previous year, in contrast to a 1.3% rate in October.

Also, the Shanghai Composite index turned around previous misfortunes to end up 0.1% at 3,472.44, whereas Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index plummeted 0.5% to close at 21,803.76.

In Australia as well, Sydney’s S&P/ASX 200 ended at a drop of 0.5% at 5,080.50.

Korea’s scale Kospi index finished the day down 0.8% at 1,948.24. The index has currently plummeted for six back to back sessions, its most extensive losing streak subsequent to mid-August.

Ben Myers

Ben began his long career in international finance and investing after graduating with a degree in Finance & Accounting. Prior to founding a financial advisory firm he worked with multi-national institutions including HSBC and Bank of Ireland. After several stints as a chief analyst at forex/binary options companies Ben still remains a keen trader and featured contributor on numerous financial sites.