Stocks slide over global economy concerns

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Global stock markets have plummeted as concerns mount that rising consumer costs will be more difficult to manage than previously thought.

Investors in Asia, Europe, and the United States sold their stocks in response to concerns that the issue would cause an economic slowdown.

The price of oil, as well as the price of cryptocurrencies, has dropped.

The S&P 500 stock index in the United States was trading 20% lower than its most recent high in January, a milestone known as a “bear market” that signals a slowdown.

In May, the United States recorded more inflation than predicted, with the annual rate jumping to 8.6%, a more than 40-year high.

The numbers dashed optimism that inflationary pressures were abating, and investors were warned that the US central bank, which has been hiking rates to combat inflation, might have to act even more forcefully.

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve will announce its next rate decision.

Investors also expect central banks in other nations suffering from rising inflation, such as the Bank of England, to raise interest rates further.

Current economic conditions, according to analysts, are at risk of initiating a global economic crisis.

The Dow Jones stock index, which had fallen on Friday, plummeted again on Monday, losing more than 2% in the New York morning session.

The S & P 500, which measures the largest US corporations, fell more than 3%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq fell more than 4%.

The drops impacted practically every industry, with huge companies like Boeing, Chevron, and Salesforce among those affected.

Meanwhile, the Dax in Germany and the CAC 40 in France were both down approximately 2.5 percent, while the FTSE 100 in the United Kingdom was down about 1.5 percent.

Earlier in the day, Japan’s benchmark Nikkei index fell by a little over 3%. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong was down 3.4 per cent, while the Kospi in South Korea was down 3.3 per cent.

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