A gauge of Asian shares climbed to three-week highs on Wednesday. The Shanghai composite is down 0.35% at 3,470.15. Overall, the Singapore MSCI down 0.08% at 361.60. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index down 0.83% at 28,689. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 up 0.17% at 29,750, while the Topix index is up 0.59% at 1966.5. South Korea’s Kospi up 0.30% to 3136.50. Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.55% at 6923.9.
European equities Tuesday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded up 0.70% at 15212.68, CAC 40 futures up 0.47% at 6131.3 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. up 1.28% at 6,823.6.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.29% down at 33430.2, the S&P 500 down 0.10% to 4073.9 and the Nasdaq 100 down 0.06% at 13590.6, NYSE closes at 15877.95 up 0.05%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD down 0.26% at 1.37860. The USDJPY up 0.08% at 109.578. The USDCHF down 0.07% at 0.93011. EURUSD down 0.03% at 1.18699, EUR/GBP up 0.22% at 0.86077. The USD/CNY up 0.02% at 6.5403, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures down 0.40% at $1,737.41. Elsewhere, Silver futures down 0.55% to $25.017 per ounce, Platinum up 0.13% at $1239.65 per ounce, and Palladium down 0.34% to $2,675.50.
Crude Oil up on Wednesday; Brent crude oil up 0.10% to $62.74 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is up 0.79% at $60.11.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 58276.58 up 0.45%, Ethereum at 2097.50 down 0.74%, Litecoin at 236.54 down 0.24%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
ETSY Inc. up 4.468% at $206.01, TWITTER Inc. up 4.296% at $67.0, DISCOVERY Inc. up 4.179% at $43.38, KLA Corp. down 2.388% at $346.60, BIOGEN Inc. down 2.202% at $271.76, BAIDU Inc. up 1.916% at $226.44, NETEASE Inc. up 1.639% at $107.27, CSX Corp. down 1.481% at $97.11.
US: Top White House economist Cecilia Rouse on Tuesday defended President Joe Biden’s plan to spend $400 billion on the “care economy” as a legitimate infrastructure investment and key part of his drive to address persistent economic inequities.
Republicans have blasted Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure package as riddled with liberal spending priorities, and want to strip out funding for home- and community-based jobs taking care of kids and seniors.
Rouse told an online event that was faulty thinking.
“So many people said, ‘Oh, the $400 billion that are being proposed for the home care workers or the home care sector, that’s not really infrastructure,'” she said. “Well I beg to differ. I can’t go to work, if I don’t have someone who’s taking care of my parents or my children.”
Biden’s infrastructure plan, his second major legislative initiative, appears unlikely to draw more bipartisan support than his first, a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that passed with only Democratic support last month.
The infrastructure package includes $25 billion to upgrade child-care facilities and increase the number of sites in areas with few child-care options, and the Biden administration is working on another package with more funding to be unveiled in coming weeks.
Eurozone: Top economic policymakers from the Group of Seven (G7) industrialised countries talked on Tuesday about how they will reform their economies to achieve their net zero emissions targets, this year’s chair, Britain, said.
“Finance ministers and central bank governors discussed the key roles of their ministries and central banks in the transition to net zero, and how climate policies complement and amplify the role of the private sector in financing climate action,” Britain’s finance ministry said in a statement.
British finance minister Rishi Sunak told attendees they needed to step up their plans to achieve the G7’s goal of creating $100 billion of climate finance, the finance ministry said.
Sunak will on Wednesday call on the Group of Twenty major economies to focus their efforts to tackle climate change and help the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to make climate change key to its activities, the finance ministry said.
On Thursday he will discuss more support for vulnerable countries and a new allocation of the IMF’s financial reserves, an internal currency known as special drawing rights (SDRs).
Important Data: UK Composite PMI (Mar) today at 4:30 this time estimated 56.6, previously which was 56.6. US Crude Oil Inventories today at 10:30 this time estimated -1.436M, previously which was -0.876M. US Imports today at 5:00 previously which was 260.20B. Italian Services PMI (Mar) today at 3:45 this time estimated 49.0, previously which was 48.8.
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