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Beginning of a new week on the markets is calm, with very light newsflow during the Asia-Pacific session

Monday News
  • Beginning of a new week on the markets is calm, with very light newsflow during the Asia-Pacific session
  • Indices from Asia-Pacific launched new week’s trading lower. S&P/ASX 200 drops 0.7%, Kospi trades 0.9% lower and Nifty 50 dips 0.1%. Nikkei gains 0.7%
  • Indices from China traded 0.4-1.0% lower, with Hang Seng dropping 0.9% at press time
  • US and European index futures trade slightly below Friday’s cash closing levels
  • According to BoJ Summary of Opinions from June meeting, one BoJ member said that it is appropriate to keep easy policy due to a lack of strength in consumption and some disruptions to auto shipments
  • People’s Bank of China injected 50 billion yuan via 7-day reverse report operation
  • South Korea, Japan and the United States condemned deepening military cooperation between Russia and North Korea
  • According to Reuters report, US prosecutors recommended criminal charges against Boeing after it was found the company breached 2021 agreement
  • New Zealand trade surplus for May reached NZ$204 million (exp. NZ$155 million)
  • Cryptocurrencies trade lower – Bitcoin drops 2.1%, Ethereum tradse 2.2% lower and Dogecoin slumps over 6%
  • Energy commodities trade mixed – oil gains 0.1%, while US natural gas prices drop 0.7%
  • Precious metals benefit from USD weakness – gold gains 0.2%, silver adds 0.3% while platinum trades 0.1% higher
  • EUR and CHF are the best performing major currencies, while JPY and USD lag the most

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