02 July 2021
World Markets at a glance for Currency, Equity, Commodity, Bonds, Crypto Currency, Financial News & Major Economic Events.
- Dollar rides high to U.S. jobs test
- Mainland Chinese stocks fall 1%; investors look ahead to U.S. jobs report
- Oil steady after OPEC+ delays meeting on supply decision
The U.S. dollar was perched at a 15-month high on the yen and at multi-month peaks against other majors on Friday, as traders wagered strong U.S. labour data could lift it even further.
The dollar has climbed 0.7% against the yen this week and hit its highest since March 2020 on Friday, as investors have re-assessed short dollar positions following months of strong data and a hawkish shift in tone from the Federal Reserve.
The dollar rose 0.06% to 111.65 yen early in Asia, and at $1.1843 per euro it was also a whisker short of Thursday’s three-month high of $1.1837 per euro.
It crept to a fresh two-and-a-half month high of $1.3752 against the British pound and sat near its highest since December against the Australian dollar at $0.7467.
The U.S. dollar index was steady at 92.549 in Asia, having gained 0.8% over the week so far and moves elsewhere were slight as markets await the U.S. data.
Asia-Pacific stocks were mixed in Friday morning trade as investors look ahead to a closely-watched U.S. jobs report set to be released later.
Mainland Chinese stocks led losses among the region’s major markets as the Shanghai composite fell 1.07% while the Shenzhen component dropped 1.321%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index declined 0.92%.
The Nikkei 225 in Japan nudged 0.3% higher while the Topix index gained 0.81%. South Korea’s Kospi rose 0.25%. Shares in Australia rose as the S&P/ASX 200 advanced 0.24%. MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan traded 0.42% lower.
Oil prices held steady on Friday after OPEC+ ministers delayed a meeting on output policy as the United Arab Emirates balked at a plan to add back 2 million barrels per day (bpd) in the second half of the year.
U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up 5 cents at $75.28 a barrel , having jumped 2.4% on Thursday to close at their highest since October 2018. Brent crude futures inched up 4 cents to $75.88 a barrel, after rising 1.6% on Thursday.
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