SHANGHAI, Jul 7 (SMM) – This is a roundup of global macroeconomic news last night and what is expected today.
Wall Street stocks rose sharply on Monday, as bullish sentiment in China rippled across global markets to drive investors’ optimism for a recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Dow jumping more than 450 points, despite a continuous rise in coronavirus cases across the US. The S&P 500 gained 1.5% on Monday for its fifth straight positive session, while the Nasdaq rose 2.2% to hit an all-time high.
An index of blue-chip Chinese shares soared to its highest in five years as traders bet on a revival in China, pushing the offshore yuan up 0.75% to its highest level since March 18 and on track for its best daily performance since Dec. 12.
Growing expectations of a strong Chinese economic rebound, combined with glimmers of good news in economic data triggered a broad-based risk-on move and weakened the US dollar. Against a basket of six rival currencies, the greenback hit its lowest since June 24 at 96.500, before recovering some ground.
Oil prices rose on Monday, while nonferrous metals climbed across the board. LME nickel surged 3.3% to lead the gains across the nonferrous complex, copper jumped 2.1%, aluminium advanced 1.4%, tin rose 1.2%, zinc increased by 0.8% and lead gained 0.6%.
On the SHFE, the six metals opened broadly higher in overnight trading. Nickel added 1.6% to the best performer, tin rose 1.1%, copper climbed 0.9%, zinc and aluminium crept up about 0.6%, while lead reversed earlier gains to close flat.
Data from the Institute for Supply Management published on Monday showed a surprise expansion in the US services sector. The firm’s nonmanufacturing index rose to 57.1 in June, topping a Dow Jones estimate of 50.1.
German industrial goods production rose by 10.4% in May, rebounding from their biggest drop since records began in 1991. Consumers in the eurozone returned en masse to shops in May as lockdowns were eased in the bloc, and investor morale in the area improved for a third month running in July though a dip in expectations suggests the recovery from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic could soon peter out.
Sales in the 19 countries sharing the eurozone rose by 17.8% in May from April, Eurostat said, in the steepest increase since eurozone records for retail sales began in 1999.
Sentix’s index for the eurozone rose to -18.2 from -24.8 in June. That compared with the forecast for a reading of -10.9.
The US Labor Department will release the May figure for job openings on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. ET. Economists polled by Dow Jones expect the total vacancies to drop to 4.5 million in May from 5.05 million in April, which was the lowest total since December 2014.