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Global Markets Kick Off the Week with Varied Performance!

Global Markets Kick Off the Week with Varied Performance. Here are the Details

  • Asian Stock Markets reported mixed results. Nikkei gained 0.54%, Shanghai Composite was up by 1.28%, while Hang Seng faced a decline of 2.35%, and ASX increased by 0.56%.
  • Commodity prices exhibited the following trends. Gold at $1972.25 (0.23% increase), Silver at $24.56 (remaining unchanged), Brent Oil at $88.45 (a slight dip of 0.12%), and WTI Oil at $85.48 (a minor decrease of 0.09%).
  • Interest rates are as follows. US 10-year yield at 4.199, UK 10-year yield at 4.446, and Germany 10-year yield at 2.552.

News & Data included the following key updates:

  • Non-Farm Employment Change for USD came in at 187K, surpassing the expected 169K.
  • The Unemployment rate in the USD was 3.8%, slightly higher than the anticipated 3.5%.
  • For CAD, the GDP m/m remained at -0.2%, as expected.

Global Markets Updates – Varied Performance!

The start of the week saw Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index leading regional gains with a remarkable surge of 2.35%, driven mainly by robust performance in property stocks. Simultaneously, mainland markets also exhibited positive trends, with the CSI 300 index rising by 1.23%. Investors are closely monitoring upcoming key data releases, including the Reserve Bank of Australia’s rate decision and China’s forthcoming trade balance for August and inflation rate.

In the Asia-Pacific region, the Australian S&P/ASX 200 index gained 0.56%, Japan’s Nikkei 225 rose by 0.54%, and the Topix index increased by 0.64%. South Korea’s Kospi index remained just below the flatline, with the Kosdaq index experiencing a decline of 0.42%.

Shifting focus to the United States, Friday’s market performance displayed a mix of results. Traders closely examined the latest U.S. jobs report, which revealed a slight uptick in the unemployment rate to 3.8% for August, surpassing expectations and reaching its highest level in over a year. The Dow Jones Industrial Average recorded a modest gain of 0.33%, the S&P 500 index rose by approximately 0.18%, while the Nasdaq Composite index posted a marginal decline of 0.02%.

As the week unfolds, market participants remain vigilant regarding further developments, particularly the outcomes of significant economic events and data releases from both the Asia-Pacific region and the United States, which are expected to influence global market sentiment.

Upcoming Events:

  • 1:00 PM GMT – EUR German Buba President Nagel Speaks
  • 1:30 PM GMT – EUR ECB President Lagarde Speaks
  • 11:01 PM GMT – GBP BRC Retail Sales Monitor y/y
  • 11:30 PM GMT – JPY Household Spending y/y

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