Hong Kong’s Dangle Seng index jumps almost 2% as optimism rises on Pfizer vaccine approval
In a single day on Wall Avenue, the Nasdaq Composite jumped 1.55% to 14,942.65 — a document closing excessive. The S&P 500 superior 0.85% to 4,479.53 whereas the Dow Jones Industrial Common gained 215.63 factors to 35,335.71.
These positive factors stateside got here as Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 vaccine turned the primary within the U.S. on Monday to be granted full approval by the Meals and Drug Administration, clearing the trail for extra vaccine mandates.
Currencies and oil
The U.S. greenback index, which tracks the buck towards a basket of its friends, was at 93.033 following a latest slip from above 93.2.
The Japanese yen traded at 109.73 per greenback, stronger than ranges above 110 seen towards the buck yesterday. The Australian greenback modified arms at $0.721, nonetheless off ranges above $0.729 seen final week.
Oil costs rose within the morning of Asia buying and selling hours, with worldwide benchmark Brent crude futures up 0.25% to $68.92 per barrel. U.S. crude futures superior 0.21% to $65.78 per barrel.