Futures tracking the S&P 500 index hit a record high on Tuesday as investors shrugged off simmering US-China tensions to bet on a stimulus-led economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Russian health ministry has approved coronavirus vaccine developed by Moscow's Gamaleya Institute. He hopes Russia will start mass production of coronavirus vaccine very soon.
Asian stock markets rose this morning on relief that another round of Sino-US sparring appears not to have spilled over into trade, while hopes for US stimulus support oil and other commodity currencies.
China arrested Jimmy Lai, one of Hong Kong’s richest and best-known publishers, on suspicion of collusion with foreign agents.
Looking ahead, highlights from macroeconomic calendar include EZ Sentiment Index and Fed’s Evans speech who is a Fed non-voter. Rise in US-China tensions (WeChat specifically) sends US dollar higher.
US stocks are set to open lower Friday, with investors worry over rising tensions between the US and China, deadlock over the next virus relief bill and possible disappointments from the key monthly employment report.
The pair was falling down amid the waning US dollar. However, the situation changed this month.
Dollar continues to keep firmer on the day, all eyes on the US jobs report later.
Asian equity markets failed to sustain the positive tone from Wall Street where all major indices notched gains as technology sector outperformed for another day.
US stocks are set to weaken at the open today, consolidating after gains in the previous session, with investors wary amid few signs of progress over the next virus relief bill.
European stock markets traded mixed early Thursday, with strong industrial data supporting the German market while the Bank of England kept monetary policy unchanged, offering up a more pessimistic outlook.