Fed is still not considering raising rates anytime soon - Wednesday Review, July 28

Fed is still not considering raising rates anytime soon - Wednesday Review, July 28

The Chinese crackdown continues to impact investor sentiment

The US

Wall Street ended the day in a mixed fashion as the Federal Reserve announced that US economic recovery is on track. Moreover, Chair Jerome Powell said the central bank is still streets away from considering raising interest rates. USA30 declined 0.36%, while USA500 traded 0.02%. TECH100 gained 0.70%.

Crude oil rose 0.88% to $72.28 per barrel.

Gold was up 0.37% to $1,806.50 per ounce.

Asia and Australia

Stocks closed mainly lower as broadening regulatory crackdowns in China roiled stocks, leaving international investors bruised.

Japan225 fell 1.16%.

HongKong45 rose 0.83%, with investors still cautious over the impact of the Chinese crackdown on lucrative sectors.

Down under, Australia200 lost 0.54% as the Q2 consumer price index beat expectations, rising by 0.8% quarter-over-quarter.

USD/JPY rose 0.10% to 109.88.

Europe

Markets ended higher, driven by strong earnings in the banking sector and ahead of the latest Federal Reserve meeting outcome. Germany30 and UK100 each traded 0.2% higher. France40 added 0.5%.

Brent oil rose 0.31% to trade at $73.75 a barrel.

EUR/USD was up 0.29% to 1.848.

Sources: investing.com, reuters.com

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