The market sentiment deteriorated amid fresh US-China tensions. Investors remain cautious as increasing virus cases may damage economic activity again.
Ford will launch plug-in cars in China in 2018
Ford Motor Co announced its intention to launch a plug-in hybrid car in China next year as well as a fully electric sport-utility car in the next five years, as the high tech giant works toward electrifying most of its lineup in the world's number one car market by 2025.
It comes at a time when Beijing is urging car makers to sell more electric cars, setting strict fuel economy goals and subsidizing new energy vehicle models, thus trying to reduce air pollution and promote technological innovation.
The time is appropriate for Ford to expand the car maker’s electric vehicle lineup as well as investments in China, as Ford Chief Executive Mark Fields told on Thursday.
The American automaker, which produces vehicles in China through a joint venture with a Chinese company Chongqing Changan Automobile Co, told it actually plans for 70% of Ford brand cars sold in China to be conventional hybrids, full battery electric cars or plug-in hybrids by 2025.
Risk-on is back on the market. Riskier currencies and stocks are in favor. Gold is rising too as investors try to hedge.
Riskier currencies and stocks are in favor of investors. Surprisingly, gold rallies too. Let’s have a closer look.
The European central bank will publish the main refinancing rate and make a statement on Thursday, July 16, at 14:45 MT time. Also, the ECB’s press conference will be later at 15:30 MT time.
Optimism about the Moderna vaccine improved the market sentiment. Let’s have a closer look, what’s happening today.
The Canadian central bank will announce interest rates and make a speech on Wednesday, July 15, at 17:00 MT time. Also, the BOC press conference will be later at 18:15 MT time.