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  • US indices finished yesterday’s session higher. S&P 500 rose 0.19%, Dow Jones added 0.03% and Nasdaq gained 0.59%. Russell 2000 surged 1.89%
  • Stocks in Asia traded mixed today. Nikkei fell 0.55%, S&P/ASX 200 rose 0.19% and Kospi dropped 0.22% and indices from China struggled to find common direction
  • DAX futures point to a slightly lower opening of the European session
  • US and China trade negotiators said that both sides agreed that bilateral trade deal is very important  and that communications will continue
  • China’s bans selling commodity futures-linked products to retail investors
  • Chinese government will extend more support to micro & small enterprises and self-employed
  • South Korea’s central bank leaves its key rate unchanged and will maintain an accommodative stance for a while
  • Japan is extending  subsidy program through to the end of July, according to local media
  • RBNZ Gov Orr said a negative economic shock would prompt increased stimulus and bank is willing to lower interest rates if necessary
  •  Australia’s second-largest state, Victoria sent into a 7-day lockdown
  • China Industrial Profits for April +57.0% y/y (previous +92.3% y/y)
  • Australian Private Capital Expenditure (capex) for Q1 2021: +6.3% q/q (expected +2%, previous +3%)
  • Bitcoin trades around 37,500 USD, Ethereum fell below 2,700 USD
  • NZD and AUD are the best performing major currencies while JPY and USD lag the most

NZDUSD – buyers failed to break above the major resistance at 0.7308 and the pair pulled back. The nearest support is located around 0.7241.