On Wednesday, financial markets in different countries closed with varied rate changes of major indices. As such, in Europe, the British FTSE 100 grew 0.16 percent up to 6,663.49 points, the German DAX 30 gained 0.2 percent reaching 9,623.36 points, and the French CAC 40 picked up 0.09 percent making 4,430.86 points.
In Russia, on the contrary, the MICEX index fell 0.17 percent down to 1,373.33 points and the RTS index – 1.07 percent down to 1,222.47 points.
In the USA, the Dow Jones Industrial Average grew 0.24 percent stopping at 16,573 points, the Standard & Poor's 500 advanced 0.29 percent up to 1,890.90 points, and the NASDAQ gained 0.2 percent up to 4,276.46 points.
The NYMEX price quotations for May WTI oil futures went down by $0.12, getting to $99.62 a barrel. On London’s ICE, the price of the May future for Brent oil dropped by $0.83 and made $104.79 a barrel.
On Forex, EUR/USD finished trading with a slump. Nevertheless, the pair is still within the range of 1.3730-1.3820. Today ECB key interest rates and the ECB President’s press conference will be published, which may serve as an impetus for the pair.
Anna Gorenkova, NordFX AnalystPublication source