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European Equities Drop for Third Straight Day

European Equities Drop for Third Straight Day

Katie Pilbeam,

European stock markets fall for a third straight day with oil prices hovering near their seven-month lows after overnight losses which were caused by worries about a supply glut and falling demand.

This bearish trend seems set to continue but with the current consolidation, there is a chance we could see a short-term bounce. But as long as the price stays below $46.79, further downside seems likely.

UK factory orders hit 29-year high, with Britain’s manufacturing sector is enjoying its best month for new orders since the summer of 1988 according the Confederation of British Industry. 27% of manufacturers reported total order books to be above normal, and 12% said they were below normal which equates to a gain of 16% - the highest in nearly three decades.

The two-day European summit has kicked off and Brexit is expected to be at the forefront as well as terrorism, security, globalization and climate change. And Theresa May will address the summit of EU leaders to set out her Brexit plans.

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--- Written by Katie Pilbeam, DailyFX

DailyFX provides forex news and technical analysis on the trends that influence the global currency markets.

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