Crude oil remains down on China economic growth worries

China economic growth worries pushed oil to drop sharply

August 26 2015

The Crude oil prices recovered slightly but remains trading below $40 per barrel and near the lowest level in six and half years. In fact, the decline of oil prices was due increased  worries about the weak demand for oil from China. And the recent negative economic data has pushed the Chinese central bank to move in order to support the struggling economy. On the other hand, the continued worries about the slow global economic growth has not only affected the oil prices , but also the equity markets, like the Asian stocks which opened lower at the beginning of today trading session. Furthermore, the US dollar has lost its ground as the investors moved away from riskier assets, and instead they turned to buy safe-haven currencies like the Euro and the Japanese Yen.

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