Wall Street closed in the green, despite concerns over a surge in the Delta variant of COVID-19. Investors focused on gains in Apple and healthcare stocks. USA30 rose 0.8%, while USA500 gained 0.82%. TECH100 added 0.55%.
Crude oil added 0.1%, reaching $71.33 a barrel.
Gold fell 0.6% to $1.812.10 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
Down under, Australia200 lost 0.26% after the building approvals contracted 6.7% in June, and the private house approvals fell 11.8% in the same month.
HongKong45 fell 0.80%.
Japan225 traded 0.91% lower. Data released earlier showed that the Tokyo core consumer price index grew 0.1% in July, while the Tokyo CPI contracted 0.1% year-on-year.
Stocks traded largely higher, boosted by a batch of positive corporate earnings, such as British Petroleum. Germany30 traded flat, while UK100 climbed 0.3%. France40 rose 0.8%.
Brent oil rose 0.1% to $72.93 a barrel.
EUR/USD traded 0.1% higher at 1.1882.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com