Adriaan Pask | Aug 22, 2019 03:56
Hong Kong stocks tracked a global rally on Wednesday and finished higher amid fresh hopes of monetary policy easing. The Hang Seng Index closed 0.17% in the green.
Japanese shares fell on Wednesday as political uncertainty and trade war fears persisted. The Nikkei Index closed 0.28% in the red.
The rand strengthened on Wednesday after local consumer inflation eased to 4% in July, boosting chances of an additional interest rate cut. Just after the JSE closed, the rand strengthened to R15.19/$.
Gold prices held steady on Wednesday as investors awaited new catalysts from the Fed meeting. At 20h15 an ounce of spot gold traded at $1 504.54.
Oil prices steadied on Wednesday following reports of a drawdown in domestic crude stocks. At 20h30 a barrel of Brent crude traded at $60.59.
Written By: Adriaan Pask
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