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Stocks in Asia are trading higher. Nikkei gained 2.5%, S&P/ASX 200 added 1.7% and indices from China traded higher. Stock exchanges in South Korea were closed due to holiday
DAX futures point to a higher opening of the European session
US futures trade higher
Biden urged the Senate to work quickly on a $1.9 trillion stimulus plan. Bill has passed in the House last week and is now awaiting final vote in the Senate
One-shot coronavirus vaccine from Johnson & Johnson was approved by the US FDA
Official China manufacturing PMI dropped from 51.3 to 50.6 in February (exp. 51.1) while services index declined from 52.4 to 51.4 (exp. 52.1).
New Zealand put Auckland back into 7-day lockdown following local coronavirus outbreak
RBA bought A$4 billion of long dated bonds today, double the normal amount. The move pushed Australian yields lower
Iran rejected the offer of holding direct nuclear talks with the United States. Iran insists on some sanctions being lifted before negotiations begin
Bitcoin trades near $45,000
Oil, precious metals, agricultural good and industrial metals gain on upbeat risk moods and weak USD
AUD, NZD and GBP are top performing major currencies while CHF, JPY and USD lag the most