. SMH (AUSTRALIA)
Tech stocks win tug-of-war to push ASX higher
After see-sawing throughout the day, the Australian sharemarket rose in the final hour of trade to close higher thanks to tech stocks moving upward.
. RTT NEWS (US)
Asian Markets Mixed Amid Cautious Trades
Asian stock markets are trading mixed on Thursday, following the broadly positive cues from Wall Street overnight
. CNBC (US)
European markets flat, anticipating first ECB rate hike in over a decade
European stocks were little changed on Thursday as the region’s investors awaited the European Central Bank’s latest monetary policy decision, in which it’s widely expected to announce its first interest rate hike in years.
. REUTERS (UK)
Oil prices edge lower as demand concerns outweigh tight supply
Oil prices fell on Thursday for a second straight session, as demand concerns outweighed tight global supply after U.S. government data showed tepid gasoline demand during the peak summer driving season.
Gold hits near one-year low on dollar strength, imminent rate hikes
Gold prices fell on Thursday to their lowest in nearly a year, as an elevated U.S. dollar and prospects of more interest rate hikes by major central banks to combat soaring inflation weighed on bullion’s appeal.
. FT (UK)
Russia resumes gas supply to Europe through Nord Stream 1
Germany feared cut-off would plunge its economy into recession