Asia Pacific stocks were mostly down on Wednesday morning. The Shanghai composite is up 1.43% at 3,655.08. Overall, the Singapore MSCI down 0.21% at 334.35. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index up 0.84% to 30,956. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 down 0.95% at 30,310, while the Topix index is up 0.81% at 1962.5. South Korea’s Kospi down 0.94% to 3133.72. Australia S&P/ASX 200 down 0.46% at 6885.2.
European equities Tuesday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded 0.32% down at 14064.60, CAC 40 futures flat at 5786.5 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. up 0.28% at 6,764.8.
In U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed 0.20% up at 31522.8 the S&P 500 down 0.06% to 3932.6 and the Nasdaq 100 up 0.06% at 13771.4, NYSE closes at 15423.02 up 0.35%.
In the Forex market, GBPUSD down 0.13% at 1.38841. The USDJPY down 0.08% at 105.95. The USDCHF up 0.16% at 0.89346. EURUSD down 0.16% at 1.20862, EUR/GBP flat at 0.87065. The USD/CNY down 0.05% at 6.4542, at the time of writing.
In the commodity market U.S Gold futures up 0.28% at $1,789.66. Elsewhere, Silver futures up 0.07% to $27.225 per ounce, Platinum down 0.84% at $1249.41 per ounce, and Palladium down 0.17% to $2,387.5.
Crude Oil up on Wednesday; Brent crude oil up 0.11% to $63.51 barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) is up 0.38% at $58.25.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, BTCUSD at 49936.0 up 1.61%, Ethereum at 1758.48 down 1.27%, Litecoin at 212.27 up 0.72%, at the time of writing.
TOP STOCKS TO WATCH OUT TODAY:
Carnival Corp up 9.078% at $22.47, Apache Corp up 6.29% at $18.58,
JD. Com Inc down 4.149% to $103.43, NVIDIA Corp. up 2.466% to $613.21,
PayPal Holdings Inc up 2.152% to $304.79, Moderna Inc down 2.836% at $178.53.
US: Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stressed the importance of cooperation with the European Union in a call with the European Commission’s vice president for the economy, Valdis Dombrovskis, on Tuesday, the U.S. Treasury Department said.
Earlier on Tuesday, Yellen in a conversation with European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde had also underscored ways to deepen transatlantic cooperation on economic and financial issues.
In her discussion with the EU executive, Yellen emphasized the importance of the transatlantic partnership and said she aimed to work more closely with Brussels on key challenges, including “ending the pandemic, supporting a strong global economic recovery, fighting income inequality, and forcefully addressing the threat of climate change,” the Treasury said.
Eurozone: British finance minister Rishi Sunak’s annual budget on March 3 is set to have a green tinge, even as the country goes hundreds of billions of pounds into the red to fund its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sunak will move forward with plans to launch Britain’s first “green” government bonds – designed to finance environmentally friendly investments – and might also nudge the Bank of England to focus more on climate change.
But any progress on carbon taxes – endorsed by the International Monetary Fund in October – is likely to be slow as Sunak grapples with how best to close a 400-billion-pound ($556 billion) budget deficit, the largest since World War Two.
Important Data: UK CPI (YoY) (Jan) today at 2:00 this time estimated 0.6%, previously which was 0.6%. US Core Retail Sales (MoM) (Jan) today at 8:30 this time estimated 1.0%, previously which was -1.4%. CANADA Core CPI (MoM) (Jan) today at 8:30 previously which was -0.4%. AUSTRALIA Employment Change (Jan) today at 19:30 this time estimated 40.0K, previously which was 50.0K.
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