Observing news today one can easily get disappointed. However, things are getting better.
Oil is narrowly mixed in Asia as China manufacturing PMI ensures support
On Thursday, oil was narrowly mixed in Asia because market sentiment was backed regionally by China's official manufacturing PMI. However, the market is currently powered by the stoppages as well as damaged provoked by Hurricane Harvey along the American Gulf Coast.
October delivery crude futures declined 0.02% in New York being worth $45.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, in London Brent crude futures soared 0.08% trading at $50.77 a barrel.
In Japan, July’s provisional industrial output data went down 0.8%, which is more than a 0.5% sag expected.
In China, the official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index in China hit 51.7 in August, surpassing hopes, as data issued on Thursday disclosed.
Experts surveyed by Reuters expected China to report August’s official PMI of 51.3, which is a bit down from July’s outcome of 51.4. An outcome above 50 stands for expansion. On the contrary, a reading below indicates contraction.
XAU/USD reversed down from the $1,700 area and dropped to $1,586 on March 12.
Oil market crashed after OPEC+ didn’t agree on production cuts. What’s next? Let’s see what bank analysts have to say about this.
Moody’s downgraded the country to ‘junk’ status on Friday.
The US economy has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak.
The United States will publish ISM manufacturing PMI on April 1, at 17:00 MT time.