China-Singapore Jingwei, May 20th. On Thursday, Eastern Time, the three major U.S. stock indexes fell across the board.

Network equipment giant Cisco fell 13.73% after the company's third-quarter results missed expectations and lowered its full-year sales guidance.

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  As of the close, the Dow fell 236.94 points, or 0.75%, to 31253.13; the Nasdaq fell 29.65 points, or 0.26%, to 11388.50; the S&P 500 fell 22.89 points, or 0.58%, to 3900.79.

  Most of the large technology stocks fell, with Apple down 2.46%, Amazon up 0.19%, Netflix up 3.55%, Google down 1.35%, Facebook down 0.49%, and Microsoft down 0.37%.

  Bank stocks were weak, with JPMorgan Chase down 1.52%, Goldman Sachs up 0.44%, Citigroup up 0.91%, Morgan Stanley down 1%, Bank of America down 1.32%, and Wells Fargo down 0.4%.

  Anti-epidemic concept stocks rose collectively, Moderna rose 4.12%, Gilead Sciences rose 0.08%, Novavax Pharmaceuticals rose 12.13%, BioNTech rose 6.88%, and AstraZeneca rose 1.93%.

  Chinese stocks rose in general, Bit Mining rose 26.83%, Pop Culture rose 26.44%, Mogujie rose 18.92%, IWC rose 14.47%, Good Future rose 13.11%, New Oriental rose 11.54%, Pinduoduo rose 8.97%, iQi Art rose 8.24%, Jingdong rose 5.69%, Baidu rose 5.45%, Bilibili rose 4.05%, NetEase rose 1.89%, and Alibaba rose 0.46%.

In terms of decline, Mobei fell 27.5%, China Index Holdings fell 25.95%, China Suxuantang Pharmaceutical fell 17.39%, Huaxia Boya fell 13.43%, and Austin Optoelectronics fell 9.14%.

Zhonggai new energy vehicle stocks generally rose, with Weilai Automobile up 5.31%, Xiaopeng Motors up 2.56%, and Ideal Auto up 2.48%.

  In economic data, the U.S. Labor Department reported initial jobless claims rose by 21,000 to 218,000 for the week ended May 14.

Analysts polled had expected a median forecast of 200,000.

  In terms of European stock markets, the 100-stock average price index of the "Financial Times" of the London stock market closed at 7302.74 points, down 135.35 points, or 1.82%, from the previous trading day.

The CAC40 index of the French Paris stock market closed at 6272.71 points, down 80.23 points or 1.26% from the previous trading day.

The DAX index of the Frankfurt stock market in Germany closed at 13882.30 points, down 125.46 points, or 0.90%, from the previous trading day.

  In terms of international oil prices, WTI June crude oil futures closed up $2.62, or 2.39%, at $112.21 per barrel.

Brent crude oil futures for July ended up $2.93, or 2.68%, at $112.04 a barrel.

  In terms of gold prices, the most actively traded June gold futures price in the New York Mercantile Exchange gold futures market rose $25.3 on the 19th from the previous trading day to close at $1,841.2 an ounce, an increase of 1.39%.

  On the U.S. dollar index, the U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against six major currencies, fell 1.05 percent to 102.7240 as of late New York trading.

(Sino-Singapore Jingwei APP)

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