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  • US indices finished yesterday’s session lower. S&P 500 dropped 0.68%, Dow Jones declined 0.75%, Nasdaq slipped 0.92% and Russell 2000 plunged 1.96%

  • Stocks in Asia trade mixed. Nikkei dropped around 2%, S&P/ASX 200 moved 0.6% lower, Kospi plunged 1.5% while indices from China traded slightly higher

  • DAX futures point to a slightly higher opening of the European session

  • Japanese media reports that Covid-19 state of emergency may be imposed in Tokyo, Osaka and Hyogo

  • Turkish President Erdogan fired Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan. Reasoning behind the decision is unknown yet

  • South Korea exports increased 45.4% YoY in the first 20 days of April. Imports were 31.3% YoY higher during the period

  • New Zealand CPI inflation accelerated from 1.4% YoY to 1.5% YoY in Q1 2021

  • API report pointed to a 0.436 mb increase in oil inventories (exp. -2.8 mb)

  • Netflix dropped more than 10% in the after-hours trading following release of Q1 2021 results. US streaming company reported revenue of $7.163 billion (exp. $7.137 billion) and EPS of $3.75 (exp. $2.975). Company added 3.98 million subscribers (exp. 6.29 million)

  • Bitcoin pulled back below $55,000

  • Precious metals and agricultural goods trade higher. Industrial metals trade mixed while oil pulls back

  • JPY and CAD are the best performing major currencies while AUD and GBP lag the most