The markets traded mixedly on Wednesday, the majority of them focusing on the possible stimulus package meant to support small businesses and unemployed people.
Crude oil rose 0.38% at $47.80 per barrel.
Gold settled up 0.64% at $1,867.15 per ounce.
The Dollar Index was down 0.18% at 90.248.
Asia and Australia
The benchmarks closed in the green, boosted by optimism for a viable COVID-19 vaccine.
Japan225 was up 0.29%.
HongKong45 rose 0.82% as the government is expected to vote in favor of a $644.99 million stimulus package to help small businesses impacted by the latest COVID-19 restrictions.
Down under, Australia200 surged 1.23%.
USD/JPY traded at 103.48 after it lost 0.17%.
The stocks traded higher amid hopes over a possible Brexit deal. Also, the economic readings came in ahead of expectations. Germany30 added 1.5%, while France40 closed 0.9% higher. UK100 climbed 1.2%.
Brent oil rose 0.47% to trade at $51 a barrel.
EUR/USD gained 0.26%, closing at 1.2183.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com