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US indices finished yesterday’s trading mostly higher. Dow Jones gained 0.71%, S&P 500 added 0.68% and Nasdaq moved 0.22% higher. Russell 2000 dropped 0.38%
Downbeat moods could be spotted on the stock exchanges in Asia. Nikkei and S&P/ASX 200 moved 0.9% lower while Kospi dropped 0.8%.
DAX futures point to a flat opening of the European session
China said that activity of US military ship and spy planes targeted at China has increased since Biden took over as US President
France has found the first case of Indian coronavirus mutation. Virus variant has also been detected in China
Chinese manufacturing PMI for April dropped from 51.9 to 51.1 (exp. 51.7). Services PMI dropped from 56.3 to 54.9 (exp. 56.1)
Japanese industrial production for March increased 2.2% MoM (exp. -2% MoM)
According to the World Gold Council, gold ETFs saw the largest outflows in Q1 2021 in more than 4 years
Twitter (TWTR.US) dropped in after-hours trading. Company reported Q1 revenue at $1.04 billion, up 28% YoY and in-line with estimates. EPS reached $0.16 (exp. $0.14). Number of monetizable daily users increased to 199 million (exp 200 million).
Amazon (AMZN.US) reported a 44% YoY jump in Q1 revenue to $108.52 billion (exp. $104.47 billion). Earnings per share reached $15.69 (exp. $9.54). Company expects solid momentum to continue into Q2 with a sales forecast of $110-116 billion for the quarter
Precious metals and oil trade lower. Industrial metals trade mixed
AUD and JPY are the best performing major currencies while EUR and CHF lag the most
US100 made another attempt of breaking to a fresh all-time high yesterday. However, this attempt failed like the previous ones. Index started to pull back and is now trying to break below the short-term support at 13,880 pts, marked with recent local lows.