The US authorities filed a lawsuit against Facebook - what are the implications?
Asian equities mostly jump ahead of Wyoming
On Friday, Asian equities mostly rose because markets were cautious. However, positive approach ahead of speeches by the ECB and Fed governors in Wyoming that could set fresh tones on monetary policy.
Japan's Nikkei 225 headed north 0.60%, the S&P/ASX 200 declined 0.06%.
On Friday, Australia's Qantas Airways disclosed its second-highest outcome in the company's history. Evidently, the airline's underlying revenue before tax went up to AUD1.4 billion by June 30.
In South Korea Kospi grew 0.10%.
Samsung Heavy went up 4.65%, Samsung SDI ascended 0.52%. However, Samsung Electronics went down 0.34%.
In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index jumped 0.68%, the Shanghai Composite surged 1.16%.
Overnight, American shares concluded lower because a soar in retail equities led by Abercrombie and didn’t manage to inspire a broad based soar because traders shifted to monetary policy, as the annual major banking symposium got underway.
Russian media companies are complaining that Youtube and Facebook block them. So sad. Now, what about the stock price?
Have you seen the Tesla stock price? But it has already dropped from that high... will it move up again?
We are now past the middle of January, and this means that the largest US companies will report their earnings for the fourth quarter and many of them will provide the results of the entire 2020.
Poor US data, slow vaccine distribution, rising virus cases worsened the market sentiment and underpinned safe-haven currencies like the USD, and JPY.
The European Central Bank will publish the monetary policy statement with the interest rate decision on January 21, at 14:45 MT time.