04 June 2021
World Markets at a glance for Currency, Equity, Commodity, Bonds, Crypto Currency, Financial News & Major Economic Events.
- Dollar jumps as strong run of data turns all eyes to payrolls
- Asia tracks Wall St lower as U.S. inflation bets perk up
- Oil steady after mixed U.S. crude inventory report
The dollar was perched near multi-week highs on Friday, basking in its biggest gains in about a month after robust jobs data threw investors’ focus on to the strength of the U.S. recovery and on the possibility of it driving policy tightening.
It lifted 0.7% to a three-week high of $1.2118 per euro and rose by the same margin to a two-month high of 110.32 yen. Gains topped 1% against the Aussie and the kiwi, which fell from recent ranges to their lowest in weeks.
The U.S. dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, rose 0.7% on Thursday to stand at a three-week high of 90.574 on Friday.
The Australian dollar was licking wounds at $0.7652, after falling to its lowest since mid-April overnight, while the kiwi was parked at $0.7136 after slipping to its cheapest since early May on Thursday. Sterling was steady at $1.4099 in Asia after dropping through its 20-day moving average as the dollar climbed. The yuan fell to 6.4014.
Asian stocks followed Wall Street lower on Friday as signs of a strengthening U.S. recovery boosted bets for higher inflation and an earlier tapering of Federal Reserve stimulus.
Japan’s Nikkei fell 0.8% early in the Asian session, while MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was off 0.3%. Chinese blue chips slipped about 0.1% at the open. On Wall Street, the S&P 500 lost 0.4%, while the Nasdaq Composite suffered a 1% slide. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fared relatively better, slipping 0.1%.
Oil prices steadied on Thursday following two straight days of gains that took oil futures to highs not seen in a year, after weekly U.S. crude stocks fell sharply while fuel inventories rose more than expected.
Brent futures settled at $71.31 a barrel, down 4 cents after touching its highest since May 2019 earlier in the session. U.S. crude settled at $68.81 a barrel, losing 2 cents. WTI prices rose as high as $69.40, the strongest since October 2018, after gaining 1.5% in the previous session.
Ø India’s unemployment rate at one year high in May; shoots up to 11.9% against 7.97% in April: CMIE
Ø PLI scheme for telecom gear to make India a global manufacturing hub: Industry
Ø Economy hit by COVID-19 second wave to start recovering from July, says Chief Economic Advisor
Ø India’s IDBI Bank secures USD 239 million debt judgement in UK High Court
Ø Steel becomes costlier; companies hike rates by up to Rs 4,900/tonne in India
Ø Marine products export dips nearly 11 per cent to USD 5.96 bn in FY21
Ø Sebi increases overseas investment cap for individual MFs to $1 bn
Ø ACME Solar to sell 50% stake in 900 Mw solar plant to Norway’s Scatec
Ø Britannia Industries to raise Rs 698.51 crore via bonus debentures
Ø Manipal Group buys Vikram Hospital for Rs 350 cr in second deal this year
Ø In talks with Pfizer, Moderna, J&J to make vaccines in India: Foreign secy
Ø India’s market capitalisation to GDP ratio at 115%; highest since 2008
Ø India, UK collaborate on industrial energy efficiency
Ø Vedanta commissions oxygen plant in Tamil Nadu
Ø Lupin to enter digital healthcare space in India
Ø CCI approves acquisition of Avana, TFPL and Unifeeder
Ø Tata Motors arm raises $425 m via unsecured notes
Ø G-Sec market sees mild rally despite two papers devolving on PDs at the auction
Ø India to begin FTA negotiations with EU and UK by year-end
Ø Reliance BP Mobility sets up 24 battery swap stations, to expand further
Ø Underwriters save another India bond auction ahead of RBI policy
Ø Saudis increase oil prices for Asia customers as market tightens
Ø CBIC cuts tax on ship repair services
Ø Hiring activity improves sequentially in May: Report
Ø India’s services sector activities slumps into contraction territory in May: PMI
Ø HDFC Bank plans to become carbon neutral by 2031-32
Ø TCS Targets Net-Zero Emissions By 2030
Ø Sensex, Nifty Closes At High
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