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US indices finished yesterday’s trading lower. S&P 500 dropped 0.55%, Nasdaq declined 2.01% and Russell 2000 moved 2.35% lower. Dow Jones finished flat
Stocks in Asia traded mixed today. Nikkei, Kospi and S&P/ASX 200 gained while indices from China traded mostly lower
DAX futures point to a slightly lower opening of the European session
Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda said that there are no plans to stop ETF purchases or sell current BoJ holdings
Suez Canal remains blocked and some media reports say that it may take 5-6 days to clear the waterway
Bank of Korea will extend special loans to small and medium enterprises by 6 months
United States sanctioned military-owned companies in Myanmar following a military coup in the country
Japanese defence minister said that North Korea has fired two missiles today. South Korea officials confirmed the news
Bitcoin trades slightly below $53,000
Oil is trading lower. Precious metals trade mixed – gold and platinum trade flat while silver and palladium decline. Industrial metals pull back as well
AUD and NZD are the best performing major currencies while JPY and CHF lag the most
Global coronavirus cases are starting to pick-up once again, especially in Europe. Over 580 thousand new cases were reported yesterday – the highest reading in almost two months.