The European PMI shows activity business surging - Wednesday Review, June 23

The European PMI shows activity business surging - Wednesday Review, June 23

The latest economic metrics caused mixed global market reactions

The US

Markets closed in the red, even though investors cheered data that showed a record peak for US factory activity in June. USA30 fell 0.21%, and USA500 traded 0.11% lower. On the other hand, TECH100 closed up 0.13%, reaching a record high.

Crude oil rose 1.13% to $73.67 a barrel.

Gold was up 0.54% to $1,787.05 a troy ounce.

The Dollar Index was down 0.07% at 91.688.

Asia and Australia

Stocks were mostly up, with reassuring comments from the US Federal Reserve officials on inflation and monetary policy starting to calm investor jitters.

Japan225 edged up 0.16% after the Bank of Japan released the minutes from its monetary policy meeting.

HongKong45 gained 0.78%.

Down under, Australia200 slipped 0.41%.

Europe

Markets slipped after fresh data showed the eurozone business activity growing at the fastest rate in 15 years, but also rising price pressures. Germany30 and France40 each lost 0.4%. UK100 was up 0.3%.

Brent oil rose 1.15% to trade at $75.67 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.07% to 1.1946.

Sources: investing.com, reuters.com

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