The American benchmarks reacted negatively after the Department of Labor released the unemployment claims, and the tensions between the US and China kept rising on. USA30 lost 0.41%, while USA500 dropped by 0.78%. The tech sector lost the most – TECH100 fell 0.97%.
Gold dropped by 1.5% to $1,725.20 per ounce.
ICE added 0.3% to 99.42.
Asia and Australia
HongKong45 reached a seven-week low, closing yesterday's session 3.7% lower after the Chinese government announced that it would impose national security legislation in Hong Kong.
Japan225 lost 0.25%.
Australia’s ASX shed 0.77%.
USD/CNY stood still at 7.1387.
USD/JPY held its spot at 107.63.
AUD/USD declined 0.4% to settle at $0.6568.
EUR/USD traded at $1.0950, a 0.3% increase.
GBP/USD was steady at $1.227.
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Sources: cnbc.com, seekingalpha.com, investing.com