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World Markets Daily News – In Brief – Wednesday 21/04/2022



Chinese stocks lead losses in mixed Asia trading; yen remains under pressure

Shares in Asia-Pacific were mixed in Thursday trade as investors continue to watch China’s Covid situation along with moves in the Japanese yen.


European Shares Poised For Positive Start

European stocks are likely to open on a positive note Thursday amid earnings optimism and hopes for additional Chinese policy support to shore up the world’s second-largest economy.


Oil climbs but takes a breather in tight range

Oil prices traded higher but in a narrow range on Thursday, after being rocked earlier in the week by supply losses from Libya and a worrying outlook for demand as the International Monetary Fund cut its global growth forecasts.

Gold nudges lower as U.S. bond yields resume charge

Gold prices eased on Thursday as a rebound in U.S. Treasury yields tempered bullion’s safe-haven demand stemming from the Ukraine crisis and its potential impact on the global economy.


Thai rice exports surge as Ukraine war roils global food supply

Shipments of rice from Thailand, the world’s No. 3 exporter of the commodity, are surging as buyers hunt for alternatives to Russian and Ukrainian grain