marked its biggest decline since April, affected by evidence that US fuel consumption is declining on decelerating economy and surging energy prices. Crude oil for July delivery fell 2.6% to $128.73 a barrel. Brent crude oil for July settlement lost 3% to $128.36 a barrel on London''s ICE Futures Europe exchange.
hit a 15-year low. The dollar increased against the euro, making commodities look less attractive to investors.
The Conference Board''s confidence index decline topped estimates at 57.2, its lowest since October 1992, from a revised 62.8 in April. Property prices in March dropped to the lowest level in seven years.
declined to $1.5714, from $1.5770 yesterday, after climbing to $1.5818, the highest level since April 24.
increased. The Nasdaq composite jumped 0.5% after increasing 1% earlier thanks to strength in big tech stocks such as Google and Apple.
stock climbed thanks to the anticipation about the launch of the new iPhone version. GM
dropped after its stock was downgraded. The company also slashed its 12-month price target due to the weaker sales and higher commodity prices.
retreated in a reaction to the stronger dollar. COMEX gold for August delivery dropped $16.30 to $914.30 an ounce.
hit a record high with the average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gas up to a record $3.937 from the earlier record of $3.936.
declined, lifting the yield on the 10-year note to 3.90% from 3.87% late Friday.
the Nikkei 225 Index closed 203.12 or 1.48% higher to 13,893.31, in Hong Kong
Hang Seng index increased 154.73 or 0.64% to close at 24,282.04. In Australia
ASX 200 index was 7.40 or 0.13% higher to close at 5,714.40. In Malaysia
KL Composite index increased 0.87 or 0.07% to close at 1,274.24.
In South Korea
Kospi Index increased 24.65 or 1.37% to close at 1,825.23, in Thailand
SET index closed lower 1.20 or 0.14% to 855.60 and Indonesia
JSE Index edged decreased 22.73 or 0.94% to 2,397.00. Sensex index in India
decreased 72.91 or 0.45% to 16,275.59.
FTSE 100 Index closed lower 28.80 or 0.47% to 6,058.50, in Paris
CAC 40 Index decreased 31.28 or 0.63% to close at 4,906.56 and in Frankfurt
DAX index higher 4.82 or 0.07% to close at 6,958.66. In Zurich
trading SMI increased 54.07 or 0.73% to close at 7,417.97.