. SMH (AUSTRALIA)
Miners, banks drive ASX gains 0.9% to nine-week high
The S&P/ASX200 gained 62.5 points on Tuesday to 7,341.1 points, rising 0.9% to the highest it has been since early January.
. CNBC (USA)
Hong Kong leads gains in Asia as Alibaba shares pop more than 8%; China Eastern Airlines stock drops
Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Tuesday trade, as Hong Kong-listed shares of Alibaba soared after the firm announced an upsizing of its share repurchase program from $15 billion to $25 billion.
.RTT NEWS (USA)
European Shares Set For Lower Open
European stocks may open lower on Tuesday as investors react to Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell’s more hawkish tone on monetary policy.
. REUTERS (CANADA)
Oil extends rally as EU members weigh Russian ban
Oil prices extended gains on Tuesday as some European Union members discussed a potential oil embargo on Russia and attacks on Saudi facilities sent jitters through the market.
Gold steady as robust Treasury yields counter Ukraine woes
Gold prices held steady on Tuesday as U.S. Treasury yields hit multi-year highs following an aggressive inflation stance by the Federal Reserve chairman, while an intensifying conflict between Russia and Ukraine supported bids for the safe-haven metal.
. THE RIO TIMES (BRAZIL)
Ecuador added US$157.9 million of certified gold bars to the International Reserve
The Central Bank of Ecuador (BCE) informed that it concluded the process of refining and certifying 80,850,697 troy ounces of non-monetary gold, purchased from small miners and artisanal miners, in compliance with the provisions of article 36 of the Organic Monetary and Financial Code and article 49 of the Mining Law.