American stocks reached for records as US jobless claims declined
Crude oil rose 2%, hitting $74.94 per barrel.
Gold was up 0.29% to $1,776.80 per ounce.
The Dollar Index was up 0.15% at 92.567.
Asia and Australia
HongKong45 was closed for a holiday.
Japan225 fell 0.3% as sources said COVID-19 restrictions were likely to be extended.
Down under, Australia200 lost 0.65% as losses in the Consumer Discretionary, Consumer Staples and Industrials sectors led shares lower.
Brent oil traded 1.18% higher to $75.50 a barrel.
EUR/USD was down 0.07% to 1.1846.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com
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