Investors seem to have put aside fears of rising inflation
Crude oil traded 1.1% higher at $67 per barrel.
Gold rose 0.2% reaching $1,870.60 an ounce.
Asia and Australia
Japan225 jumped 2.14% after economic data revealed that the country’s GDP contracted lower-than-expected.
HongKong45 rose 1.45%.
Down under, Australia200 edged up 0.60% after the Reserve Bank released the minutes from its latest meeting.
Stocks rose, high on optimism that several countries are easing economic restrictions. Moreover, the dropping unemployment rate in the UK, and earnings reports boosted investor sentiment.
Europe50 edged up 0.7% to an all-time high.
Brent oil traded at $70.20 a barrel after it went up 1.1%. It is the first time since early March when it tops the $70 mark.
EUR/USD went up 0.4%, trading at 1.2199.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com
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