The major Asian stock markets had a mixed day today:
The major Asian currency markets had a mixed day today:
Some economic news from last night:
Adjusted Current Account (Apr) increased from 1.01T to 1.90T
Current Account n.s.a. (Apr) decreased from 2.278T to 1.895T
GDP (QoQ) (Q1) increased from 0.1% to 0.7%
GDP (YoY) (Q1) increased from 0.4% to 2.7%
Trade Balance (Apr) decreased from 14.822B to 11.158B
Some economic news from today:
Interest Rate Decision remain the same at 6.50%
According to the Labor Department, the number of Americans filing for jobless claims last week rose to its highest level since October 2021, increasing by 22,000 to 264,000. This is higher than the previous week’s 242,000 and is seen as a sign that the labor market is cooling. However, despite the increase in jobless claims, the labor market remains tight and jobs remain plentiful by historical standards. The Fed has been looking for signs of an easing workforce. The much-anticipated inflation report will be released next week before the FOMC deliberates.
US Market Closings:
Canada Market Closings:
Brazil Market Closing:
The major Europe stock markets had a mixed day today:
The major Europe currency markets had a mixed day today:
Some economic news from Europe today:
French Non-Farm Payrolls (QoQ) (Q1) increased from 0.2% to 0.3%
GDP (YoY) (Q4) decreased from 1.8% to 1.0%
GDP (QoQ) (Q1) remain the same at -0.1%
The oil markets had a negative day today:
The above data was collected around 13:03 EST on Thursday
The above data was collected around 13:10 EST Thursday.
Japan 0.438% (+2.3bp), US 2’s 4.53% (-0.023%), US 10’s 3.7334% (-5.06bps); US 30’s 3.90% (-0.038%), Bunds 2.416% (-2.7bp), France 2.964% (-3.7bp), Italy 4.188% (-8.1bp), Turkey 14.81% (+24bp), Greece 3.78% (+4.5bp), Portugal 3.143% (-2bp); Spain 3.413% (-4.4bp) and UK Gilts 4.245% (-0.7bp).