Markets Digest The Decline In Business Activity In Eurozone And U.K.

Market sentiment was dampened amidst a steep contraction in composite PMI readings in U.K. and Eurozone. Anxiety ahead of the central bankers meeting at Jackson Hole also played spoilsport.

Wall Street Futures are trading with mild gains. European benchmarks are trading mostly negative. Asian stock markets finished on a mostly positive note.

Dollar Index gained amidst weakness in euro and pound triggered by drop in PMI updates. Bond yields eased across regions. Crude oil prices were dragged down by rate hike worries and fears of slowing demand from China. Gold prices strengthened amidst the cooling in bond yields. Cryptocurrencies are trading mixed.

Here is a snapshot of the world markets at this hour across stocks, currencies, bonds, commodities and cryptocurrencies.

Stock Indexes:

DJIA (US30) at 34,335.60, up 0.14%
S&P 500 (US500) at 4,395.00, up 0.17%
Germany’s DAX at 15,703.45, down 0.01%
U.K.’s FTSE 100 at 7,319.15, up 0.67%
France’s CAC 40 at 7,233.18, down 0.11%
Euro Stoxx 50 at 4,255.05, down 0.12%
Japan’s Nikkei 225 at 32,044.50, up 0.50%
Australia’s S&P ASX 200 at 7,148.40, up 0.38%
China’s Shanghai Composite at 3,078.40, down 1.34%
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng at 17,835.00, up 0.34%


EUR/USD at 1.0814, down 0.28%
GBP/USD at 1.2637, down 0.73%
USD/JPY at 145.30, down 0.39%
AUD/USD at 0.6420, down 0.02%
USD/CAD at 1.3572, up 0.16%
Dollar Index at 103.89, up 0.32%

Ten-Year Govt Bond Yields:

U.S. at 4.263%, down 1.51%
Germany at 2.537%, down 4.44%
France at 3.063%, down 3.79%
U.K. at 4.561%, down 1.85%
Japan at 0.665%, down 1.92%


Brent Oil Futures (Oct) at $82.86, down 1.39%.
Crude Oil WTI Futures (Oct) at $78.45, down 1.49%.
Gold Futures (Dec) at $1,931.85, up 0.30%.


Bitcoin at $25,922.63, down 0.43%
Ethereum at $1,640.82, down 1.29%
BNB at $214.59, up 2.58%
XRP at $0.519, up 0.38%
Cardano (ADA) at $0.2598, up 0.40%

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