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…
Australian equities inch up at close of trade
On Monday, Australia equities rallied after the close because profits in the Healthcare, Telecoms services and Consumer Discretionary sectors supported stocks.
The S&P/ASX 200 soared 0.42% in Sydney.
On the S&P/ASX 200 the best performers included such benchmarks as Orocobre Ltd, Iluka Resources Ltd and Fairfax Media Ltd. They went up respectively 5.66%, 5.26% and 5.19%.
On the contrary, Northern Star Resources Ltd, Saracen Mineral Holdings Ltd and Regis Resources Ltd appeared to be the worst performers, sliding respectively 5.75%, 4.73% and 3.74%.
On the Sydney Stock Exchange declining equities outnumbered soaring shares by 667 to 633, while 345 were intact.
Stocks in Orocobre Ltd went up to all time maximums, adding 5.66% hitting 7.280.
Gauging the implied volatility of S&P/ASX 200 options, the S&P/ASX 200 VIX added 3.49% being worth 11.698.
The currency pair AUD/USD slid 0.20% trading at 0.8094, AUD/JPY went down 0.05% reaching 88.02.
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.