France embargo on Oil & Coal Imports from Russia but wants Natural gas
Asia Pacific stocks ticked up to their highest in more than a month supported by broad gains on Wall Street on Tuesday. The Shanghai Composite is up 0.94% at 3,282.71. Overall, the Singapore MSCI is up 1.67% at 340.00. Over in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng Index up 0.64% at 22,618.00. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 is down 0.07% at 27,770.00, while the Topix index is down 0.46% at 1949.00. South Korea’s Kospi up 0.08% to 2760.09. Australia S&P/ASX 200 up 0.15% at 7525.30.
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The riding factor of the market on Tuesday will be the EU which is set to discuss fresh sanctions against Russia later after evidence emerged at the weekend of atrocities committed by Russian soldiers during their three-week occupation of areas around Kyiv. France’s President Emmanuel Macron called for an immediate embargo on oil and coal imports from Russia, but not on natural gas imports. Germany remains opposed to such measures.
Market Summary as per 04/04/2022:
European equities Monday closing. The DAX futures contract in Germany traded up 0.50% at 14,518.16, CAC 40 futures up 0.70% at 6731.38 and the UK 100 futures contract in the U.K. up 0.28% at 7,558.93.
In the U.S. on Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 0.30% at 34921.89. The S&P 500 up 0.81% at 4582.63 and the Nasdaq 100 up 2.01% at 15159.58, NYSE closes up 0.25% at 16829.75.
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In the Forex market, GBPUSD up 0.15% at 1.3132. The USDJPY down 0.27% at 122.446. The USDCHF down 0.03% at 0.9259. EURUSD up 0.01% at 1.0970, EUR/GBP down 0.13% at 0.8354. The USD/CNY down 0.01% at 6.3620 at the time of writing.
In the Commodity market U.S. Gold futures down 0.16% at $1,929.59. Elsewhere, Silver futures up 0.10% at $24.550 per ounce, Platinum down 0.15% at $985.50 per ounce, and Palladium up 0.92% at $2296.50.
Crude Oil up on Tuesday; Brent crude oil up 0.91% at $108.86 per barrel while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (CLc1) up 1.03% at $103.589.
In the Cryptocurrency Markets, Bitcoin at 47015.00 up 2.02%, Ethereum down 0.07% at 3519.62, Litecoin at 125.85 up 0.84%, at the time of writing.
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Twitter (NYSE:TWTR): Stock rose 25% in premarket after Tesla disclosed that its CEO Elon Musk had taken a passive stake of 9.2% in the social media company. Musk, who paid $40 million to settle SEC charges that he misled investors with tweets in 2018, has criticized the platform for restricting free speech.
US: Negotiators in Congress have agreed to an additional $10 billion in COVID-19 funding to address U.S. needs but have dropped international aid from the package, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday.
The compromise, if passed, would be less than half of the $22.5 billion initially sought by U.S. President Joe Biden to combat COVID, prepare for future variants and shore up the nation’s pandemic infrastructure.
Biden has said more funding is needed as the world continues to fight COVID in the pandemic’s third year. While U.S. officials have said they do not expect a surge from the latest BA.2 Omicron variant, they have pointed to the need to continue to make vaccines available at no cost and to boost surveillance and testing.
U.S. regulators last week approved a second booster shot for older and immunocompromised Americans, but administration officials have said without more funding from Congress money will run out for the free shots.
Eurozone: The fallout of the Russia and Ukraine war has just helped tip two of world’s poorest countries into full-blown crises, and the list of those at risk – and the queue at the International Monetary Fund’s door – will only get longer from here.
They may be far from the fighting in Ukraine, but a mass resignation of Sri Lanka’s cabinet on Monday and drastic weekend manoeuvres by Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan to avoid his removal, show how far the economic impact spreads.
Both Sri Lanka and Pakistan have seen their long-festering public disquiet about economic mismanagement come to a head, but there is a double-digit list of other countries also in the danger zone.
A handful were already on the brink of debt crises in the wake of the COVID pandemic, the war’s resulting surge in energy and food prices, however, have undoubtedly made things worse.
Top Economic Releases Today:
- U.K. Services PMI (Mar) today at 4:30 this time estimated 61.00, previously which was 60.50.
- U.S. Trade Balance (Feb) today at 8:30 this time estimated -88.50B, previously which was -89.70B.
- CANADA Trade Balance (Feb) today at 8:30 this time estimated 2.90B, previously which was 2.62B.
- U.S. Non-Manufacturing PMI (Mar) today at 10:00 this time estimated 58.40, previously which was 56.50.
- AUSTRALIA RBA Interest Rate Decision (Apr) today at 00:30 this time estimated 0.10%, previously which was 0.10%.
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