< 埃及动荡和葡萄牙政局不稳导致世界股市下挫 World Markets Tumble on Egyptian Turmoil, Portuguese Uncertainty
埃及政局持续动荡引起的恐慌以及葡萄牙执政联盟命运未卜带来的不确定性,星期三亚洲和欧洲股市下跌。

全球原油价格创14月新高,纽约交易的轻质低硫原油价格超过每桶102美元。投资者担心埃及的危机会影响关键通道苏伊士运河的石油运输。

香港恒生指数下跌了2.5%,伦敦、法兰克福和巴黎股市的下午交易都下滑了1%以上。纽约股市开盘时略有滑落。

欧洲交易商对债台高筑的葡萄牙政治确实的不确定性尤其感到担心。本星期,葡萄牙两名政府部长辞职,以抗议科埃略总理支持的紧缩政策。由于人们担心他的政府可能垮台,政府债券的利率猛涨,而里斯本股票交易所的股价则大跌,跌幅超过6%。

一份民调显示,中国的服务业6月份的增长率跌至九个月来的最低点。服务业在中国经济中占的比重越来越大。

Asian and European markets tumbled Wednesday on fears of continued Egyptian political unrest and uncertainty over the fate of the Portuguese ruling coalition.

Global oil prices hit a 14-month high, with the light sweet crude traded in New York topping $102 a barrel.  Investors worried that the crisis in Egypt could affect Middle East oil shipments through the Suez Canal, a key transit point.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index plunged 2.5 percent, while markets in London, Frankfurt and Paris were all down more than 1 percent in afternoon trading.  U.S. shares were off slightly as trading opened in New York.

European traders were especially worried about the political uncertainty in debt-ridden Portugal, after two key government ministers resigned this week in protest of Lisbon's austerity measures endorsed by Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho.  Interest rates on government bonds soared on fears his government might collapse, while shares on Lisbon's stock exchange plummeted more than 6 percent.

A survey showed that growth in China's services sector, an industry of growing importance in the country, fell in June to its slowest pace in nine months.
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