Global shares advanced on stimulus hopes
Despite Nancy Pelosi’s announcement that she will not support an airline relief without a wide-ranging stimulus package, the US benchmarks ended the day in the green zone. USA30 rose 0.21%, while USA500 was up 0.63%. TECH100 added 0.32%.
Crude oil traded 0.9% higher at $40.32 per barrel. Brent oil ended the session at $42.41 a barrel after it rose 1%.
Gold rose 0.2% to $1,894.70 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
HongKong45 was down 0.86% ahead of the Caixin Services Purchasing Managers Index report due on Friday.
Japan225 rose 0.98% being close to a seven-month high.
Down under, Australia200 jumped 1.36% after the fiscal support proposed on Wednesday boosted the markets for a second day.
USD/JPY closed at 105.97 after it gained 0.01%.
The new wave of COVID-19 infections resulted in imposing new restrictions all over the continent. However, the markets focused on the possible US stimulus package. Germany30 traded 0.8% higher, while France40 rose 0.5%. UK100 climbed 0.2%.
EUR/USD was up 0.1% to 1.1765.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com