Yesterday after the market closed, Apple Inc. published its reports, showing good results. Against this backdrop, shares of technology companies in Asia such as Manufacturing Co and AAC Technologies Holdings Inc, which are Apple’s suppliers, rose in price. Revenue from sales of the iPhone exceeded expectations, as well as earnings per share of the company, and soon there will be 10 anniversary of the release of the smartphone from Apple. The MSCI index was stable at the beginning of trading, and the Nikkei rose 0.4%. On Wall Street, Nasdaq rose 0.23%, Dow Jones closed 0.33% higher yesterday, while the S & P 500 rose 0.24%.
After an unexpected contraction in employment in New
Zealand, the local currency rate fell 0.4% to 74.27 US cents. The US dollar index stably remained at the level of 93,115, after it reached the minimum level for 14 months at the level of 92,777. The euro to the dollar yesterday fell 0.3% to $ 1.1810.
In the commodity market, oil traded with negative dynamics against the backdrop of the report on raw materials stocks in the US. The report showed an increase in inventories, while other producing countries increased production. In the light of these events, investors are worried that the rally was too intense and now we will see a pullback. Oil WTI is trading below $ 50 per barrel: the price fell 0.8% to $ 48.74 in the previous session. Brent crude fell 49 cents and traded at $ 51.28 a barrel.
Today will be the index of business activity in the construction sector of the UK at 08:30 GMT. This report reflects the results of a survey of purchasing managers of construction companies. At 12:15 GMT, the United States will see a change in the number of non-farm workers from ADP. This indicator reflects the number of people employed during the past month, excluding agricultural and public sector data. Later, today, crude oil reserves will come out with a preliminary forecast of -3.2 million, which is less than -7.2 million in the previous period.