From pre-trading on the IG trading platform, the Oslo Stock Exchange was down 0.3 percent after 1 p.m. 07 Thursday.
Roger Berntsen of Nordnet believes that the Oslo Stock Exchange will open at 0.5 percent, or within a period of time [-0,7, -0,3] percent.
In Japan, the Nikkei was down 0.13 percent, while the broader Topix was down 0.64 percent.
On the other hand, China’s Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.11 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 1.57 percent, and South Korea’s Kospi fell 1.09 percent.
In India, the Sensex Index is up 0.03%, the S&P/ASX 200 Index in Australia is down 1.03%, while the Straits Times Index in Singapore is down 0.39%.
Read the full update for Asia here.
Brent crude fell 1.79 percent to $114.19 a barrel on Thursday morning, while West Texas Intermediate crude fell 2.00 percent to $112.95 a barrel.
In contrast, a barrel of North Sea oil was trading at $117.67 a barrel at the close of trading in Oslo on Wednesday.
A negative mood prevailed on Wall Street on Wednesday night, but hints of positive news from the Federal Reserve made the decline marginal.
The S&P 500 fell 0.70 percent to 4105.21, while the Dow Jones fell 0.44 percent to 840. The Nasdaq fell 0.62 percent to 12010.45.
On Thursday night, the US Federal Reserve was able to report positive economic growth in what became the fourth edition of beige book So far this year.
Read the full US update here.
Oslo Stock Exchange
On Wednesday, the main index on the Oslo Stock Exchange fell 1.4 percent before closing at 1,269.24 points.
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