The latest economic metrics caused mixed global market reactions
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%.
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