Morning Briefing: Markets mixed ahead of BoJ

Morning Briefing: Markets mixed ahead of BoJ

Morning Briefing: Markets mixed ahead of BoJ Markets mixed ahead of BoJ
No big surprises so far Thursday as markets await the latest interest rate decision and monetary policy from the Bank of Japan due Friday.

Asian markets closed mixed as Shanghai recovered some lost ground from a sell-off in the previous session amid reports that authorities would be clamping down on riskier assets. Australia’s main index also closed higher as materials stocks gained. Other major indexes closed lower.

European indexes are mainly reflecting regional earnings but also considering the Fed’s monetary policy and interest rates announcement. The major markets are trending slightly lower.

Wall Street and Toronto are expected to open flat.

Oil prices have increased slightly overnight but the underlying concern over the supply glut remains high especially amid new increases in US stockpiles.
 
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North America (previous session)
US Dow Jones 18,472.17 (-0.01 per cent) +6.10 per cent +4.78 per cent
TSX Composite 14,546.54 (-0.02 per cent) +5.08 per cent +3.33 per cent
 
Europe (at 4.30am ET)
UK FTSE 6,742.75 (-0.11 per cent) +9.81 per cent +2.86 per cent
German DAX 10,322.50 (+0.03 per cent) +9.26 per cent -7.62 per cent
 
Asia (at close)
China CSI 300 3,221.14 (+0.09 per cent) +2.70 per cent -15.48 per cent
Japan Nikkei 16,476.84 (-1.13 per cent) +7.53 per cent -18.95 per cent
 
Other Data (at 4.30am ET)
Oil (Brent) Oil (WTI) Gold Can. Dollar
43.50
(+0.07 per cent)
42.07
(+0.36 per cent)
1342.00
(+1.15 per cent)
U$0.7618
 
Aus. Dollar
U$0.7543

 
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