Bangkok (AP) — Tokyo’s benchmark fell, but Thursday’s global share was nearly high as reports of an increase in coronavirus cases warned of another setback in a recovery from a pandemic.
Germany’s DAX rose 0.2% to 15,199.69 and Paris’ CAC 40 rose 0.5% to 6,160.41. The UK FTSE 100 rose 0.1% to 6,890.55.
S & P 500 futures contracts were up 0.3% to 4,083.30. The future of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Averages rose to less than 0.1% at 33,348.00.
Trading was curtailed this week as many countries are working to revive and hospitalize COVID-19 cases, as new infections appear to outpace vaccinations in many countries.
Tokyo reported 545 new cases on Thursday. This is the best since early February Governor asked The central government will force her to issue binding orders under new virus prevention laws, including penalties for business owners who violate the measures and compensation for those who comply. Osaka in western Japan has declared emergency measures as hospitals are flooded with new cases.
New case in India set record on Thursday At 126,789, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a second shot and urged others to follow him, saying, “Vaccination is one of the few ways we need to defeat the virus.”
The Nikkei 225 Index fell 0.1% to 29,708.98, and the Hang Seng Index in Hong Kong rose 1.2% to 29,008.07. In Seoul, the Kospi rose 0.2% to 3,143.26. Australia’s S & P / ASX 200 was up 1% to 6,998.80. The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.3% to 3,482.55.
Investors are cautious about economic recovery, especially in the United States. Axin distribution is increasing President Joe Biden I missed the deadline To make the dose available to all adults by the state by April 19.
On Wednesday, the Benchmark S & P 500 rose 0.1% to 4,079.95. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.1% to 33,446.26. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.1% to 13,688.84. The S & P 500 and Dow each hit record highs on Monday.
This year, SME stocks, which outperform the wider market, have taken the brunt of selling. The Russell 2000 Index for SMEs gave up 1.6% to 2,223.05. This year’s index has risen 12.6% so far, while the S & P 500, which tracks large corporations, has risen 8.6%.
Analysts expect the economy to recover this year, but the market remains volatile as investors move money to companies and industries that are in a position to ease the pandemic and profit. are doing. Proposals to invest heavily in key infrastructure, from roads and ports to broadband, education and training, can accelerate the backlash.
Stock prices haven’t changed much since Wednesday’s release Minutes from the latest Federal Reserve conference About interest rate policy.
Minutes revealed evidence that the U.S. economy was recovering encouraged the Federal Reserve Board last month, but they showed signs of closing bond purchases or raising benchmark short-term interest rates from near zero. Not shown.
Investors were reassured by the Fed’s “very optimistic and balanced tone of more growth and temporary inflation,” Axi’s Stephen Ines said in a commentary.
“And it keeps US investors in candy store mode while supplying the infrastructure stimulus sugar rush.”
Yields on 10-year government bonds were stable at 1.65%.
In other transactions, benchmark US crude fell 34 cents to $ 59.43 a barrel in electronic commerce on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It was $ 59.77 a barrel, up 44 cents on Wednesday. Brent crude, the international standard for pricing, gave up 21 cents to $ 62.95 a barrel.
The US dollar fell from 109.85 yen to 109.46 yen. The euro rose from $ 1.1868 to $ 1.1881.