20 April 2021
World Markets at a glance for Currency, Equity, Commodity, Bonds, Crypto Currency, Financial News & Major Economic Events.
Dollar pinned near one-month low amid subdued U.S. yields
World shares dip after hitting record highs
Oil climbs as dollar slumps; gains capped by pandemic surge
The dollar was pinned near a one-month low to major peers on Monday, with Treasury yields hovering near the lowest in five weeks, after the U.S. Federal Reserve reiterated its view that any spike in inflation was likely to be temporary.
The dollar index , which tracks the currency against six rivals, was at 91.684, not far from the low of 91.484 marked last week, a level not seen since March 18. The greenback bought 108.74 yen , near the lowest since March 24. The euro changed hands at $1.19565 , near the highest since March 4.
Asian shares rose on Tuesday, led by a stronger Chinese opening and shaking off the initial drag from tech-driven Wall Street losses, while the dollar stayed at multiweek lows against other major currencies.
MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan gained 0.2%, swinging into positive territory after Chinese blue chips rose 0.13%. South Korea gained 0.4%.
Elsewhere, Japan’s Nikkei dropped 1.84%, as the country continues to grapple with a resurgence in COVID cases. Australia slipped 0.33%. Hong Kong fell 0.11%.
Oil prices edged higher on Monday, supported by a weaker U.S. dollar but gains were capped by concerns about the impact on demand from rising coronavirus cases in India.
Brent crude settled up 28 cents, or 0.4%, at $67.05 a barrel, after rising 6% last week. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) U.S. oil ended the session up 25 cents, or 0.4%, at $63.38 a barrel, having gained 6.4% last week.
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