22 de mayo de 2019
ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS:
Hispanic World

Wall Street plunges again, Dow drops 2.13 pct.

New York, Oct 11 (efe-epa).- Wall Street plunged again on Thursday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the market's main indicator, losing 2.13 percent on volatility caused by higher rates on public bonds and continuing trade tensions with China.

New York, Oct 11 (efe-epa).- Wall Street plunged again on Thursday with the Dow Jones Industrial Average, the market's main indicator, losing 2.13 percent on volatility caused by higher rates on public bonds and continuing trade tensions with China.

At the close of trading, the Dow had lost another 545.91 points and stood at 25,052.83, after on Wednesday having suffered its largest daily loss since February - 831 points - for a total drop of almost 1,400 points, or more than 5 percent, in just two days.

Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index also plunged again, losing 2.06 percent, or 57.31 points, and closing at 2,782.37, while the Nasdaq index slid 1.25 percent, or 92.99 points, to 7,329.06 despite having rallied earlier in the day.

All market sectors ended up with losses, with the main problems being felt in the energy sector (-3.09 percent), financials (-2.93 percent) and real estate (-2.91 percent), while the tech sector, which on Wednesday suffered its worst day in seven years, ceded a more moderate 1.27 percent.

Trading was volatile from the opening bell with all three main indexes moving into positive territory early on, spurred upwards by favorable government data on inflation for September, but the optimism didn't last and the markets soon began to slide.

September inflation grew by 0.1 percent compared to the previous month for an annualized total of 2.3 percent, nicely below the annualized 2.7 percent for August.

During the last half hour of trading, all the indexes slipped sharply, albeit not as badly as they had done on Wednesday.

Among the 30 Dow stocks, among those experiencing the largest percentage losses on the day were Pfizer (-3.82 percent), Exxon Mobil (-3.45 percent), Chevron (-3.40 percent), Cisco (-3.31 percent) and McDonalds (-3.21 percent).

In other markets, West Texas crude fell to $70.97 per barrel, gold shot up to $1,227.10 per ounce and the dollar lost ground to $1.1595 against the euro.

Histórico de noticias
Uruguayan recording artist sees music as ritual, emotional journey

Concepcion M. Moreno

Raul Castro, Diaz-Canel express support for Venezuela's Maduro

Havana, May 21 (efe-epa).- The head of the Cuban Communist Party, Raul Castro, and Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met with Venezuelan Foreign Minister...

Argentine ex-president's corruption trial gets under way

Buenos Aires, May 21 (efe-epa).- Argentine ex-President Cristina Fernandez faces charges of diverting public funds and accepting kickbacks in a trial that...

Plastic waste being made into ecologically friendly houses in western Mexico

By Mariana Gonzalez

Star Wars Canyon: where enthusiasts go to watch fighter pilots practice

By Ivan Mejia

Olivia Wilde: Rupture of a friendship can be tougher than romantic breakup

By David Villafranca

A darker side of Paraguay flooding: isolation of elderly

By Carlos Villar Ortiga

UN forecasts global economy to grow 2.7 pct. in 2019, 2.9 pct. in 2020

United Nations, May 21 (efe-epa).- The United Nations on Tuesday downgraded its forecast for world economic growth, announcing that it expects overall...

Hundreds protest against anti-abortion laws at US Supreme Court

Washington, May 21 (efe-epa).- Hundreds of people gathered Tuesday in front of the US Supreme Court to protest against the laws passed this year banning...

Mexican scientist works to find mysterious fish using DNA

By Zoilo Carrillo

Brazil's Candomble religion battles rising intolerance

By Maria Angalica Troncoso

Federal judge backs Congress's request for Trump's financial records

Washington, May 20 (efe-epa).- A US federal judge on Monday ruled in favor of a request by the House Oversight Committee to secure financial records of...

Venezuela's Maduro calls 1st round of talks with opposition positive

Caracas, May 20 (efe-epa).- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday called the first day of contacts with the opposition "very positive" as the two...

Watching "Aladdin" as a boy, Mena Massoud saw himself reflected on the screen

By David Villafranca

US ban on Huawei to have big impact on Europe, Americas, little on US, China

San Francisco, May 20 (efe-epa).- The decision by Alphabet - of which Google is a key unit - and other US companies to cease commercial transactions with...

Brazil reintroducing animal species into world's largest urban forest

By Carlos A. Moreno

Cuba and Vietnam tout solid relations during Havana meetings

Havana, May 20 (efe-epa).- The First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba, Raul Castro, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam met in the Cuban...

Ford eliminates 7K jobs worldwide to save $600 mn annually

Washington, May 20 (efe-epa).- The Ford Group on Monday announced the elimination in the coming months of 7,000 jobs, 10 percent of its worldwide workforce,...

UN panel designs development plan for Mexico, CentAm to stop migration

Mexico City, May 20 (efe-epa).- The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) presented Monday an ambitious development plan in...

Trump: If Tehran wants to fight, that will be the end of Iran

Washington DC, May 19 (efe-epa).- President Donald Trump publicly warned Iran on Sunday "never" to threaten the United States again and said that if Tehran...

Alonso fails to qualify for Indianapolis 500

International Sports Desk, May 19 (efe-epa).- Spain's Fernando Alonso, driving for McLaren-Chevrolet, on Sunday failed to qualify for the Indianapolis 500...

Ecuador's Virgin of Quinche is object of devotion taken note of by Vatican

By Daniela Brik

Opposition member killed by prison guard honored in Nicaragua

Matagalpa, Nicaragua, May 19 (efe-epa).- Hundreds of people turned out Sunday to honor an opposition member who was killed during a prison riot last week in...

Chile to be main country at Berlinale European Film Market 2020

Cannes, France, May 19 (efe-epa).- Chile will be the featured country at the Berlinale European Film Market 2020, which will allow it to prepare its own...