(ANSA) – MILAN, AUGUST 22 – Stock exchanges in no particular order in Asia and the Pacific after the lowering of the preferential rate decided by the Central Bank of Beijing, while there is a fear of a tightening by the Fed. Tokyo lost 0.1%, Taiwan 1.06%, Seoul 1.21% and Sidney 0.95%. Hong Kong (-0.19%), Shanghai (+ 0.57%) and Mumbai (-1.05%) are still open. Futures on Europe and on Wall Street were negative pending the Bubdesbank report and the Chicago Fed index.
The leap marked by gas weighs on the markets (+ 10.41% to 270 euros per MWh in Amsterdam) after Gazprom’s announcement of a further block of the Nord Stream gas pipeline to Germany. Crude oil (WTI -1.87% to 89.07 dollars a barrel) and gold (-0.27% to 1.742 dollars an ounce) are down, while the other metals are positive. The dollar rose to 1.002 against the euro, with which it is again almost in parity, stable at 1.18 against the pound and at 136.98 yen. On the Tokyo market, micro-processor manufacturers Tokyo Electron (-1.97%) and Advantest (-0.95%) were weak, together with electronics giants Sony (-0.58%) and Casio (-1.71%) ) Nomura banking (-0.61%). (HANDLE).