Markets closed higher as investors ended the month and the quarter by largely shrugging off positive economic data and looking forward to Friday’s employment report.
Crude oil rose 0.82% to hit $73.58 a barrel.
Gold was up 0.24% to $1,767.85 a troy ounce.
The Dollar Index was up 0.36% at 92.373.
Asia and Australia
Stocks mainly were up as a brightening economic outlook, and news that vaccines can act against the Delta variant of COVID-19 boosted investor sentiment.
Japan225 traded 0.04% lower after data released in the day showed that industrial production fell 5.9% month-on-month in May.
HongKong45 inched up 0.01%.
Down under, Australia200 gained 0.57%.
Brent oil rose 0.69% to trade at $74.79 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.34% to 1.1855.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com