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Latest technology updates GLOBAL MARKETS-Equities edge higher, bonds stable after Chinese stocks rally – Reuters AfricaLatest technology updates

(Updates via shut of U.S. buying and selling)

By David Randall

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) – Global equities markets edged increased and perceived secure havens similar to U.S. Treasuries gained on Monday as traders weighed additional monetary stimulus in China in opposition to tightening financial restrictions in Italy after a resurgence of coronavirus circumstances amongst younger folks.

Chinese blue chips led the best way with positive factors of two.35% because the nation’s central financial institution supplied extra medium-time period loans to the monetary system. Beijing additionally granted a patent for a CanSino Biologics COVID-19 vaccine candidate, Ad5-nCOV.

Coronavirus circumstances in Italy have doubled over the previous two weeks, prompting the nation to reimpose restrictions on bars and nightclubs.

Rabobank strategist Bas Van Geffen mentioned the previous few months had seen optimism construct a few robust financial bounce-again, however the reimposition of restrictions was a sign of challenges.

“We have already cautioned that this is not going to be a V- shaped recovery… and perhaps this is a sort of a sign to the markets that it is not going to be (a quick recovery),” Van Geffen mentioned.

MSCI’s gauge of stocks throughout the globe gained 0.45% following broad rallies in Asia and slight positive factors in Europe.

On Wall Street, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 86.11 factors, or 0.31%, to 27,844.91, the S&P 500 gained 9.14 factors, or 0.27%, to three,381.99 and the Nasdaq Composite added 110.42 factors, or 1%, to 11,129.73.

The Nasdaq Composite set document highs, whereas the broader S&P 500 remained just below the document stage it posted in February earlier than broad lockdowns froze the economic system in place.

U.S. second-quarter earnings season wraps up with main retailers, together with Walmart, Home Depot and Kohls, reporting this week.

Sino-American relations stay a sticking level, after U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday mentioned he may exert strain on extra Chinese corporations similar to technology main Alibaba after he moved to ban TikTok.

Investors are waiting for Wednesday, when the Federal Reserve will launch minutes from its newest coverage assembly.

“Market participants will be looking for insight into the details and exact timing of when the Fed’s Monetary Policy Review will be completed, and also for more clarity with respect to the potential timing and structure of any changes to forward guidance,” analysts at NatWest Markets famous.

Speculation is rife that the Fed will undertake a mean inflation goal, which might search to push inflation above 2% for a while to make up for the years it has run beneath that stage.

That view mixed with large new debt provide to trigger a pointy enhance in longer-time period bond yields final week, with 30-12 months yields rising 21 foundation factors because the curve steepened.

Benchmark 10-12 months notes final rose 6/32 in worth to yield 0.6915%, from 0.709% late on Friday, whereas the greenback index fell 0.215%, with the euro up 0.24% to $1.187. Spot gold added 2.1% to $1,984.13 an oz. U.S. gold futures gained 2.01% to $1,975.90 an oz.

Oil costs rose on hopes of a rebound in Chinese demand .

Brent crude settled up 57 cents, or 1.3%, to $45.87 a barrel, and U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude gained 88 cents, or 2.1 %, to $42.41 a barrel.

Reporting by David Randall; Editing by Will Dunham and Dan

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