August 30, US stock indexes ended the trading session in the red, amid falling oil prices and the strengthening of the US dollar. At the same time, new comments from Stanley Fischer, Deputy Chairman of the Federal Reserve System, about the high probability of the central bank’s decision to raise interest rates, subject to favorable economic data, also exerts pressure on the stock market. The S & P 500 fell by -4.26 points, or -0.20%, to the level of 2.176.12. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost -48.69 points, or -0.26%, ending trading at 18.454.30. The Nasdaq Composite Index lost -9.34 points, or -0.18%, dropping to the level of 5,222.99. On August 31, Asian stock indexes traded in different directions, staying close to the opening of the session, as investors expect data on new jobs in the United States. The situation on the US labor market, in many respects, determines whether or not the Fed decides to decide on raising rates this year. Nikkei Stock Averag ended the day with an increase of 162.04 points, or 0.97%, which was caused by the weakening of the yen and weak internal data, against which the likelihood of the Bank of Japan further expanding its mitigation program increased. S & P / ASX 200 in Australia, down -45.29 points, or -0.83%, amid falling prices for oil and metals. The Chinese market has changed little, moving mainly on corporate news. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 10.81 points, or 0.35%, to 3,085.49, while the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong loses -20.08 points, or -0.09%.

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