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.
Equities of the Asia-Pacific region head south
On Thursday, stock indices of the Asia-Pacific region headed south after rather a mixed start of trading. It’s because of the outbreak of geopolitical tensions in Syria. At night, American stocks also retreated amid geopolitical problems after President Donald Trump warned Russia about the upcoming military actions in Syria due to the alleged use of chemical weapons.
The minutes of the meeting of the US Federal Open Market Committee on March 20-21 showed that the meeting participants are ready for a slightly faster rate of tightening of the policy.
The key American currency went down versus the Japanese yen. In addition to this gold prices headed south from many-week highs. As for crude, this crucial commodity held steady because of the military escalation in Syria.
Meanwhile, in China, the Shanghai Composite Index inched down after growth during three trading sessions. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index is also declining after today the Chinese Ministry of Commerce again resumed fears of trade tensions. The statesman told that that President X's speech this week shouldn’t be regarded as a US concession, but a crucial strategy for China's further opening and it has really nothing to do with trade clashes with the United States of America. The Ministry also informed that until now China as well as the United States haven’t held any talks on bilateral trade frictions. Besides this they added that China’s absolutely prepared for trade exacerbations and it’s going to resist without hesitation.
In Japan, the Nikkei index went down due to the fact the evergreen buck remains under pressure versus the Japanese yen.
The Australian S&P/ASX 200 index also slumped amid a possible resumption of trade tensions between the USA and China, and also because of the ascending geopolitical tensions in the world.
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 United States will release the weekly Unemployment Claims on October 21, at 15:30 MT time (GMT+3).
Great Britain will publish the Inflation Rate on October 20, at 09:00 MT time (GMT+3).
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