Global stocks traded in a mixed manner, as some investors focused on the FED meeting, and others on earnings
Wall Street ended lower after the US Federal Reserve announced that it would hold steady the interest rates and the monthly bond-buying program. USA30 fell 0.48%, while USA500 lost 0.08%. TECH100 traded 0.28% lower.
Crude oil rose 1.24% to hit $63.72 per barrel.
Gold was up 0.20% to $1,782.35 per ounce.
The Dollar Index traded 0.33% lower at 90.595.
Asia and Australia
Japan225 fell 0.34% after the country reported a 5.2% surge in retail sales in March, ahead of the -1.5% reported in February.
HongKong45 was up 0.24%.
Down under, Australia200 gained 0.46% after the consumer price index (CPI) data missed the estimates, as it rose 0.6% quarter-on-quarter.
USD/JPY fell 0.06% to 108.61.
Stock market edged higher driven by positive corporate earnings, especially in the banking sector where Deutsche Bank posted its best quarterly profit since Q1 2014. Germany30 traded 0.5% higher. France40 and UK100 each added 0.4%.
Brent oil rose 1.08% to $66.58 a barrel.
EUR/USD traded at 1.2124 after it went up 0.28%.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com
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