Wall Street closed at new highs after data showed that the consumer price increases slowed in July, easing concerns that the Federal Reserve will signal a scaling back of bond purchases. USA30 rose 0.62%, and USA500 gained 0.25%, both reaching new record highs. TECH100 dropped 0.16%.
Crude oil settled at $69.25 per barrel after it gained 1.41%.
Gold settled up 1.2% at $1,753.30 per ounce.
The Dollar Index was down 0.13% at 92.933.
Asia and Australia
Gains remained modest as traders continued to assess the impact of rising COVID-19 cases and central bank asset tapering on the global economy.
Japan225 gained 0.56%.
HongKong45 was down 0.39%.
Down under, Australia200 rose 0.62%, with the Westpac consumer sentiment index dropping 4.4% in August compared to the 1.5% growth the month before.
Germany30 gained 0.35%, hitting a new all-time high. France40 rose 0.55%. UK100 gained 0.7%, marking its fourth straight consecutive rise.
Brent was up 1.15% to $71.44 per barrel.
GBP/USD rose 0.15% to 1.3858.
EUR/USD traded at 1.1737 after it gained 0.16%.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com