Wall Street is experiencing a decline on concerns that central banks will potentially keep interest rates high for longer than expected. This has led to a drop in key stock indexes, including the S&P 500, the Dow Jones and the Nasdaq 100. However, energy companies have seen growth due to the tightening of the oil market.

Bearish sentiment on Wall Street spread to European markets later in the day. Despite this, oil and gas companies on Wall Street experienced some positivity amid rising rates, with companies such as Phillips 66, Occidental Petroleum and ExxonMobil seeing their share prices rise. The rise in oil stocks can be attributed to tensions in the oil market, with companies such as Phillips 66 making headlines for their plans to produce renewable fuels.

However, concerns about potential escalations in the Middle East, following the Israeli airstrike on the Iranian embassy in Syria, further increased fears of disruptions in oil supply chains. In addition, Mexico’s state oil company Pemex signaled a potential cut in crude exports, further fueling fears about oil supplies.

Healthcare companies such as Humana and CVS Health posted declines while technology companies such as AMD and Nvidia also experienced losses. Electric car maker Tesla faced challenges as its first-quarter shipment volume fell short of market expectations, marking the lowest shipment volume since the third quarter of 2022.

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