Market mixed over failed deals, and COVID-19 vaccine - Monday Review, January 18

By: Miguel A. Rodriguez

12:26, 19 January 2021

The US government continues its fight against Chinese companies

The US

Due to Martin Luther King Day, the US markets were closed.

Crude oil went up 0.1% at $52.43 per barrel.

The Dollar Index traded at 90.908, the highest level since December 21.

Gold closed 0.4% higher at $1,833 per ounce.


Asia and Australia

The Sino-US tensions could rise once again after the American government notified multiple Huawei suppliers that their licenses to work with the company were revoked or rejected.

HongKong45 was up 0.30% ahead of the panel’s meeting to approve COMIRNATY, the COVID-19 developed by Pfizer, and BioNTech.

Japan225 slipped 1%.

Down under, Australia200 lost 0.81%.

USD/JPY added 0.1%, trading at 103.78.



Markets closed mostly lower after Couche-Tard announced that its deal with Carrefour is off the table. Europe50 and France40 each lost 0.1%. Italy40 added 0.1%, while UK100 fell 0.3%.

Brent oil lost 0.1%, closing at $55.60 a barrel.

EUR/USD traded at 1.2070, reaching the lowest level since December 2.


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