Every year in early autumn Apple holds its event where it presents new iPhones, Apple Watches, and iPads. This year wasn’t an exclusion. But yesterday’s presentation didn’t result in Apple stock growth, and here’s why.
Asian equities hit four-month maximum on US-China trade deal expectations
On Wednesday, Asian equities rallied to a more than four-month maximum underpinned by hopes that China and America might be able to come to a compromise, thus resolving their long lasting trading conflict.
MSCI's index of Asia-Pacific equities managed to jump by 0.5% reaching its highest value since early October.
In Japan, Nikkei average ascended by 1.3% marking an eight-week maximum, while South Korea's KOSPI inched up by 0.5%.
The Chinese benchmark Shanghai Composite as well as the blue-chip CSI 300 tacked on by respectively 0.4% and 0.6%. The Hang Seng jumped by 0.6% in Hong Kong. Asia was influenced by Wall Street, where the Nasdaq and Dow each gained 1.5% overnight on expectations over US-China trade talks as well as an American congressional spending deal to prevent another government shutdown.
On Tuesday, American leader told he could consider letting the March 1 deadline for making a trade deal with the world’s number two economy slide a bit if the two sides were close to a complete agreement.
US and Chinese statesmen had expressed hopes that another round of negotiations that burst out this week would bring them closer to soothing their seven-month trade conflict.
The Cboe Volatility Index headed south to 14.95, which appears to be its lowest value for more than four months.
The 10-year American Treasury note gains extended an overnight leap and soared to a near one-week maximum of 2.694%.
The USD index kept to 96.697 after its eight-day winning marathon stopped overnight, rebounding from a two-month maximum.
The common currency rallied to $1.1333 having soared by 0.5% yesterday when it rebounded from a three-month minimum of $1.1258.
The evergreen buck was intact versus Japan’s currency sticking with 110.57 yen.
American crude futures ascended by 1% hitting $53.64 a barrel.
Richard Branson offloaded nearly 10 million shares, which equals about 4% of the Virgin Galactic stock, leaving him with an 18% stake.
Today at 00:00 GMT+3 SPCE will present the second quarter 2021 financial results. We will get to know everything about the company's financial condition and plans.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics will announce the updated Unemployment Rate and Employment Change data on Thursday, May 19, at 04:30 MT.
The UK Office for National Statistics will publish Consumer Price Index (CPI) data on Wednesday, May 18, at 09:00 MT.
The US Census Bureau will announce Core Retail Sales and Retail Sales on Tuesday, May 17 at 15:30 MT.