World Markets

World Markets15 March 2022  

World Market – Headlines  

  • All eyes are on the upcoming Fed meeting, and the yen continues to fall.
  • The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong has dropped by more than 2%, while oil prices have dropped by 5%.

  • Oil prices have fallen as a result of the Ukraine talks and concerns about slowing demand in China.

World MarketsCurrency

Indian Rupee

Dollar/rupee futures maturing on Mar 29, 2022 may open flat to down on Tuesday as oil prices and safe-have dollar declined amid hopes of progress in Russia-Ukraine talks, dealer said.
However, the fall may be capped as fear of Fed rate hike at FOMC later today pushed US Treasury yields higher, dealers added

Other Currencies

The yen remained under pressure on Tuesday, while the Australian dollar was battered by the latest Chinese lockdowns in response to additional COVID-19 outbreaks, but traders’ attention was drawn to this week’s Fed meeting.

The dollar index, which compares the greenback to six major currencies, was at 99.108, not far off its best level since May 2020 of 99.415 a week ago.

At $1.0947, the euro remained relatively stable.

In the world of cryptocurrencies, bitcoin was down 1.7 percent at roughly $39,000, while sterling was also knocked down at $1.3005.

 Equity

Indian Equity

The Indian stock market is projected to open in the red, with SGX Nifty trends indicating a gap-down opening with a loss of 100 points for the broader index in India.

 On the daily charts, the BSE Sensex rose 936 points, or 1.68 percent, to 56,486, while the Nifty50 rose 241 points, or 1.45 percent, to 16,871 and formed a bullish candle.

 The pivot charts show that the Nifty’s important support level is 16,689, followed by 16,507. The important resistance levels to watch if the index rises are 16,971 and 17,070.

 Other Markets

China’s stock market underperformed the rest of Asia-Pacific on Tuesday, though some losses were mitigated with the announcement of far-below-expected Chinese growth data.

The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong led regional losses, plunging more than 4% briefly before recovering some of those losses, closing 2.26 percent lower.

South Korea’s Kospi index fell 0.67 percent. The S&P/ASX 200 index in Australia fell 0.53 percent.

In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index rose 0.37 percent, while the Topix index rose 0.93 percent.

Outside of Japan, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific stocks fell 1.26 percent.

 Oil

On Tuesday, oil prices fell to a two-week low, owing to ongoing ceasefire talks between Russia and Ukraine, as well as concerns about demand in China following an increase in COVID-19 cases.

Brent futures were down $4.20, or 3.9 percent, at $102.70 per barrel, after plunging 5.1 percent the day before.

For the first time since March 1, U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude went below $100 a barrel, falling $4.30, or 4.2 percent, to $98.71 a barrel. The drop came after a 5.8% drop the day before.

Economic Events 

Economic Calander

Tuesday, 15 March 2022

Time

Currency

Event

Forecast

Previous

12:30

GBP

Average Earnings Index +Bonus (Jan)

4.60%

4.30%

15:30

EUR

German ZEW Economic Sentiment (Mar)

10%

54.30%

18:00

USD

PPI (MoM) (Feb)

0.90%

1%

20:45

EUR

ECB President Lagarde Speaks

 

 

 

Prepared by

Anushree Saxena (Intern)

 

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Sources

https://www.reuters.com/

https://in.investing.com/