Dow futures plunge nearly 200 points over China riots over shutdown | RYT9

Dow Jones futures plunged nearly 200 points as investors feared raging protests across China. This will affect the economy and the demand for oil.

As of 7:08 pm Thai time, Dow Jones futures fell 198 points or 0.58% to 34,158 points.

Energy stocks are expected to decline in today’s trading. Crude oil futures continued to plunge, most recently WTI fell below $74, while Brent crude fell $81.

Chinese people are rioting to protest the government’s zero COVID policy. by gathering on the streets of various cities These include Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan, Chengdu, Xi’an and Nanjing to express dissatisfaction that the government continues to lock down cities. which affects the economy and the lives of the people While some protesters are demanding that President Xi Jinping resign.

However, retail stocks are expected to rebound. In response to the booming sales during the Thanksgiving season.

Adobe Analytics reported that online consumer spending on Cyber ​​Monday rose 5.2% to $11.2 billion today. which is the highest level in history

Cyber ​​Monday is the day that Americans shop online most of the year. This was triggered by the fact that various shops reduced their prices to boost sales towards the end of the year.

Additionally, Adobe revealed that consumers spent $9.12 billion online on Black Friday and $5.29 billion on Thanksgiving. which is the highest level ever recorded.

About 166.3 million Americans plan to shop from Thanksgiving to Cyber ​​Monday this year, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Investors are keeping an eye on the US third quarter gross domestic product (GDP) release on November 30 and non-farm payrolls on December 2.


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