Opening Bell 29.07.2020

Your world at 9am

world equity market heatmap


DAX(DEU) -0.03%
CAC(FRA) -0.22%
UKX(GBR) +0.40%
NKY(JPN) -0.79%
SPX(USA) -0.65%
JCI(IDN) -0.20%
INMEX(MEX) +0.58%
XU030(TUR) -3.63%
IBOV(BRA) -0.35%
SHCOMP(CHN) +1.51%
NIFTY(IND) +1.52%
TOP40(ZAF) +0.25%


RBOB Gasoline +0.41%
Brent Crude Oil -0.13%
Heating Oil +0.30%
WTI Crude Oil -0.03%
Ethanol +0.00%
Natural Gas +0.30%
Platinum +1.19%
Gold 100oz +0.00%
Palladium +1.16%
Silver 5000oz +0.84%
Copper +0.74%


USDEUR:-0.12% USDJPY:-0.02%

USDIDR(IDN) +0.38%
USDMXN(MEX) +0.03%
USDNGN(NGA) +0.31%
USDTRY(TUR) +0.09%
USDBRL(BRA) +0.14%
USDCNY(CHN) +0.03%
USDINR(IND) +0.00%
USDRUB(RUS) +0.01%
USDZAR(ZAF) -0.22%
Lean Hogs +0.00%
Soybean Meal +0.21%
Soybeans +0.43%
Cocoa +0.00%
Cotton +1.14%
Lumber +0.00%
Coffee (Arabica) +0.00%
Coffee (Robusta) +0.00%
Corn +0.99%
Cattle +0.00%
Feeder Cattle +0.00%
Orange Juice +0.00%
Sugar #11 +0.00%
Wheat +0.20%
White Sugar +0.00%

Out of 43 world ETFs listed in NYSE that we track, 31 are trading above their 10-day SMA and 39 are trading above their 50-day SMA.

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DFIs to get fresh lease of life to fund ambitious infra projects
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US companies looking to return home face significant problems
“Reshoring was just something nice, a nice idea, mostly for companies that should never have outsourced to a country like China,” said Renaud Anjoran, chief executive of Shenzhen-based Sofeast, which advises companies manufacturing in China and Vietnam.

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