The American benchmarks traded higher after a handful of companies released better-than-expected earnings, and the number of unemployment claims came through on a downward trend. USA30 gained 0.89%. USA500 and TECH100 added more than 1%, 1.15% and 1.41%, respectively.
Gold was up 0.07% at $1,726.95.
Asia and Australia
Japan225 rose 2.07% after Japan approved Remdesivir as the go-to drug for the virus.
HongKong45 gained 1.02%.
ASX closed 0.76% higher.
USD/JPY stood still at 106.33.
AUD/USD added 0.64% to 0.6536.
EUR/USD was up 0.17% to $1.0850.
EUR/GBP added 0.09% to 0.8752.
GBP/USD gained 0.28% after BOE said it is open to increasing the stimulus package program at their MPC meeting in June.
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Sources: investing.com, cnbc.com, marketwatch.com