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InvestmentsStock markets march on as Biden-Xi talks lift sentiment By Reuters

Stock markets march on as Biden-Xi talks lift sentiment By Reuters


© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A lady carrying a protecting masks, amid the COVID-19 outbreak, walks previous an digital board displaying Japan and different nations’ inventory indexes exterior a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, September 21, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

By Julien Ponthus and Alun John

LONDON (Reuters) – Global inventory markets marched on in the direction of new peaks on Tuesday as U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese chief Xi Jinping held over three hours of digital discuss, serving to to nudge to a five-month excessive and pulling the greenback decrease.

The intently watched dialog between the leaders of the world’s largest economies appeared to yield no quick consequence however is extensively seen as a joint effort to enhance icy relations and keep away from direct confrontation.

“Markets are trading north courtesy of the Biden-Xi virtual summit which seems to have somewhat defused U.S.-China tensions,” mentioned Stephane Ekolo, world fairness strategist at Tradition in London.

“Market participants view such a summit as a positive effort to stabilise a tense relationship, fuelling risk-on mode appetite,” he added.

The pan-European , German blue chips and the Paris benchmark all opened to new report highs, rising between 0.2 and 0.4%.

Earlier, MSCI’s broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares exterior Japan rose 0.3% to its highest degree since Oct. 27, whereas Tokyo’s gained 0.1%.

Shanghai shares closed barely decrease with defence shares main the losses whereas Wall Street futures have been flat.

All in all, MSCI’s world inventory index hovered in placing distance of final week’s historic peaks.

While some traders have gotten cautious of shopping for into record-breaking fairness markets, many analysts consider there may be some upside left.

“Although the remains close to record highs, we think strong economic and earnings growth, coupled with an accommodative policy backdrop, should win out over inflation concerns and support further upside for equities,” Mark Haefele, CIO at UBS GWM, wrote in a observe on Tuesday morning.

The seemingly constructive tone of the Biden-Xi talks additionally helped push the onshore and increased.

The onshore spot value briefly hit a excessive of 6.3666 per greenback, the strongest since June 1, earlier than giving up some good points.

The greenback edged decrease in response to the improved sentiment and misplaced floor on the euro, which ticked up from a 16-month low and was final at $1.1374.

Benchmark 10-year U.S. Treasury yields inched up and have been final at 1.6197%, a considerable leap for the reason that one-month low of 1.42% hit one week in the past.

Later within the day, U.S. retail gross sales, commerce costs and industrial manufacturing for October are additionally due, giving one other trace concerning the well being of the world’s largest financial system.

In Europe, the yield of the benchmark German 10-year authorities bond rose by about 2 foundation level to -0.222%.

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde on Monday pushed again on market bets for tighter financial coverage, saying doing so now to rein in inflation might choke off the euro zone’s restoration.

Oil rebounded from a weak begin with futures including 0.98% at $82.85 a barrel. [O/R]

rose 0.13% at $1,865 an oz, simply off Monday’s 5 month excessive of $1,870. [GOL/]

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