29 June 2021
World Markets at a glance for Currency, Equity, Commodity, Bonds, Crypto Currency, Financial News & Major Economic Events.
- Dollar bides time below two-month highs before payrolls test
- Asia-Pacific markets slip despite record high close for S&P 500
- Oil falls as flare-ups of COVID-19 variant threaten fuel demand
The dollar hovered below a two-month high versus major counterparts on Tuesday, with traders largely sidelined ahead of a closely watched U.S. jobs report, which could sway the timing of an exit from Federal Reserve stimulus.
The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of six major currencies, was at 91.884 early in the Asian session after retreating from as high as 92.408 on June 18, in the week the Federal Open Market Committee shocked markets by predicting two interest rate hikes by end-2023.
The dollar bought 110.620 yen, hanging below a nearly 13-month high of 111.110 reached last week. The euro was at $1.19210, edging back toward the 2-1/2-month low of $1.8470 touched on June 18.
Shares in Asia-Pacific fell in Tuesday morning trade despite gains overnight on Wall Street that saw the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite touching fresh record closing highs.
The Nikkei 225 fell 1.03% in early trade while the Topix index shed 1.11%. South Korea’s Kospi also declined 0.17%. In Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 dipped 0.31%.
The S&P 500 gained 0.23% overnight stateside to a fresh record closing high of 4,290.61. Nasdaq Composite on Wall Street rose 0.98% to a record closing high of 14,500.51. The Dow Jones Industrial Average lagged, falling 150.57 points to 34,283.27.
Oil prices slipped for a second day on Tuesday on worries about slower fuel demand growth as outbreaks of the highly contagious COVID-19 variant Delta sparked new mobility restrictions around the world.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures fell 14 cents, or 0.2%, to $72.77 a barrel extending a 1.5% loss on Monday. Brent crude futures dipped 10 cents, or 0.1%, to $74.58 a barrel, after sliding 2% on Monday.
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