Wall Street ended the day in a mixed fashion as the Federal Reserve announced that US economic recovery is on track. Moreover, Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank is still streets away from considering raising interest rates. USA30 declined 0.36%, while USA500 traded 0.02%. TECH100 gained 0.70%.
Crude oil rose 0.88% to $72.28 per barrel.
Gold was up 0.37% to $1,806.50 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
Stocks closed mainly lower as broadening regulatory crackdowns in China roiled stocks, leaving international investors bruised.
Japan225 fell 1.16%.
HongKong45 rose 0.83%, with investors still cautious over the impact of the Chinese crackdown on lucrative sectors.
Down under, Australia200 lost 0.54% as the Q2 consumer price index beat expectations, rising by 0.8% quarter-over-quarter.
USD/JPY rose 0.10% to 109.88.
Brent oil rose 0.31% to trade at $73.75 a barrel.
EUR/USD was up 0.29% to 1.848.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com