Morning Markets: Brent jumps after North Sea pipeline shuts
- Sweden: CPI (08:30 GMT)
- UK: CPI, November (09:30 GMT)
- UK: PPI, November (09:30 GMT)
- Germany: ZEW Economic Sentiment (10:00 GMT)
- US: CPI, November (13:30 GMT)
- US: API Crude oil inventories (21:30 GMT)
- Japan: Machinery orders (23:50 GMT)
- Despite gains on Wall St on Monday, several Asian markets retreated
- Trading was subdued as investors await Wednesday's FOMC rate announcement
- Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 closed down 0.32% at 22,866.17
- Brent crude rose after an announcement that a North Sea pipeline would be shut
- Bitcoin lifted past $17,000 on the Bitcoin platform
- South Korea is considering banning the cryptocurrency; Indonesia has already decided to
- Tencent has bought a stake in a supermarket chain in China, as it takes on rival Alibaba
- Australia's S&P/ASX200 closed up 0.25% at 6,013.20, thanks to gains for miners, banks
- ANZ agreed to sell its life insurance business to Zurich for $2.85 billion
- Australian Labor senator Sam Dastyari has quit parliament over his China connections
- Australia: NAB business conditions fell to 12 points, after last month’s surge to 21 points
- NAB business confidence fell to just 6 points from 9 points in November
- Australia's home price boom is finally over: capital city home prices fell 0.2% in Q3
- Sydney units, townhouses and semi-detached homes fell 1.4%, the most in six years
- NZD rose on the announcement of the RBNZ governor; it was worth 0.6932 at 0601 GMT
- GBP fell against USD on investor concerns about challenges in future Brexit talks
From the Floor
Pre-CPI jitters. "EURSEK feels very twitchy around here" says Hardy
Ready to run. “We are set for higher highs in the Nasdaq Composite,” says Larsson
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A strong lead overnight from Wall Street, as well as gains for copper, iron ore and oil, led the S&P/ASX200 higher in morning trade, writes the team at Saxo Capital Markets (Australia).
Grains are generally lower ahead of the release of USDA data, while sugar has drifted lower, with indications that it may fall even further, writes the team at Saxo APAC Sales Trading.
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