Business Asia separates camp on high ground, oil up on...

Asia separates camp on high ground, oil up on extinguishing Libya


Le Wayne Cole

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian shares were approaching 20 months on Mondays as Wall Street expanded its eye on US solid economic data and liquid liquidity from the Federal Reserve.

Oil prices jumped as oil fields in western Libya began to close following the closure of the loyal forces of Khalifa Haftar, reducing national output to a fraction of its normal level.

Early turnover in light Asian shares with US stock markets and bonds was closed for the holiday Martin Luther King Jr.

MSCI’s widest index of shares in Asia-Pacific outside Japan netted it 0.1%, after its highest closure since June 2018. Japan’s Nikkei added 0.2% to being close to its highest in 15 month.

The Australian main index scored another all-off peak and South Korea was close to its best level since October 2018. E-Mini futures for the S&P 500 came up 0.1%.

The eyes of the United States corporate earnings with Netflix Inc., Intel Corp and Texas Instruments Inc will be reported this week, and bank meetings run by central banks in the European Union, Canada and Japan.

Sentiment received support from relentless running on Wall Street. Only three weeks into the new year, the S&P 500 has reached just over 3% and the NASDAQ almost 5%.

Ray Attrill, head of the foreign exchange strategy at National Australia Bank, suspects that the strength of Wall Street is far greater than the decision of the Federal Reserve in September to increase repurchase rates by placing cash on markets.

“The relationship between the balance of the Fed’s balance, which is 11% more now than it was in late September, and the performance of US risk assets is unusual,” he said, immediately after the balance sheet top hit $ 4.18 trillion.

The analysts at BofA Global Research noted that the world market was capitalized at $ 13 trillion since its September and that the S&P was not 5% away from the biggest mark in the world. history.

“We remain irrational until the peak Location and peak Liquidity is stimulated spike in bond results and equity correction 4-8%,” they said in a note.

The purchase of the Fed’s binge on Treasury bills retained bond offers even when stocks were flooded and economic data remained healthy. The results of two-year dead notes are at the overnight cash rate at 1.56%, compared to 2.62% this time last year.

The dollar is largely underpinned by the solid S.S data set, particularly against the safe harbor. The dollar stood at .1 110.18 on Monday, and a highlight of 110.28 eight months last week.

The euro was affixed to $ 1.1093, although there was speculation about $ 1.3000 after British bad news speculating on a reduction in interest rates.

Against a basket of currencies, the dollar was secured to 97.624 and away from the recent trough of 96.355.

The gold spot was at $ 1,557.75 per ounce, after a seven-year peak this month of $ 1,610.90 to be found at Iran-US height. tension.

Concerns about cutting supply from Libya added higher oil prices. [O/R]

Brent futures rose 79 cents to a barrel $ 65.71, while singing 67 cent went to $ 59.21.

(Reported by Wayne Cole; Editing by Christopher Cushing)


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