On Wednesday, American stock index futures headed south because dismal data out of China affected market sentiment, while traders waited for more developments related to the US-China trade conflict…
Australiaт equities edge up at close of trade
On Thursday, Australian equities gained after the close because revenues in the Telecoms Services, Energy as well as Gold sectors underpinned stocks.
The S&P/ASX 200 tacked on 0.30% in Sydney hitting a fresh 5-year maximum.
On the S&P/ASX 200 the best performers of the session were represented by Greencross Ltd, Speedcast International Ltd and Breville Group Ltd. They inched up 4.83%, 4.00% and 3.68% respectively.
Meanwhile, Retail Food Group Ltd, APA Group and Eclipx Group Ltd happened to be the top losers. They lost respectively 5.58%, 2.88% and 2.84%.
Soaring equities managed to outnumber diving ones on the Sydney Stock Exchange by 722 to 441, while 329 were intact.
Equities in Speedcast International Ltd rallied to all time maximums, gaining 4% being worth 5.460.
Tracking the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, the S&P/ASX 200 VIX slumped 4.04% trading at 10.244.
The currency pair AUD/USD gained 0.36% trading at 0.7794, AUD/JPY jumped 0.10% hitting 88.00.
On Wednesday, Italian stocks led losses in the European Union right after the country's deputy prime minister told that Rome considers breaking EU fiscal rules, thus masking early revenue powered by optimism around the US-China trade conflict…
On Tuesday, another US-China tariff conflict escalation put pressure on Asian stocks, although remarks from American leader that he expects trade talks to be successful backed market sentiment…
On Monday, gold declined notwithstanding a lower American currency because data underpinned hopes for a Fed interest rate lift…
On Friday, European stock indices fluctuated at the beginning of the trading session…
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will hold a meeting at 00:00 MT time on August 9.