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US indices finished yesterday’s trading mixed. S&P 500 gained 0.15%, Dow Jones added 0.05%, Nasdaq finished 0.07% lower, a Russell 2000 dropped 1.60%
Indices in Asia traded mostly higher. S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.9%, Kospi added 0.1% and indices from China moved higher. Nikkei dropped 0.2%
DAX futures point to a higher opening of the European session
Biden said he is ready to discuss proposals with corporate tax rate lower than 28%
There were no mentions of policy tightening or QE tapering in FOMC minutes
United States may announce further sanctions against Russia for interfering in elections
ECB Chief Economist Lane said that inflation is volatile due to pandemic but remains low. Central banker added that supportive monetary policy must be continued
Japanese media report that the country’s authorities mull imposing stricter coronavirus restrictions in Tokyo and other regions once again. New Zealand suspended entry from India due to Covid-19
Australia’s trade minister vowed to protect Australia’s interest amid continued trade bullying from China
Bitcoin is trying to climb above $57,000
Precious metals advance with gold testing $1,740 mark. Oil and agricultural commodities pull back slightly. Industrial metals gain
AUD and NZD are the best performing major currencies while USD and CHF lag the most
Gold attempts to recover after painting a double bottom pattern at $1,680. Precious metal is testing the resistance zone at $1,740, that has halted the previous recovery attempt.