Global brief for the last past days..

Stock and oil prices rebounded in choppy trading on Tuesday on hopes oil producers will cut output to address the supply glut that has punished equity markets and pushed crude values to 12-year lows.Investors also awaited more clues to whether the Federal Reserve and other central banks will help stabilize markets that have been roiled partly due to worries about weakening economic growth in China.

Some nervousness quarterly expectation’s on Apple result’s yesterday which were expected to show some sharp drop for the stock  was mitigated by encouraging U.S. data on home prices and consumer confidence. 

-Apple share  were up 0.6% to  $99.99 

Benchmark 10-year Treasury Yield dipped  2 basis point’s to 2.001 percent.

The 10-year Bond yield declined 3 basis points to 0.443 percent..

Spot gold prices rose for a second day. It was last up $13.45 or 1.21 percent, to $1,121.11 an ounce. 

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index slipped 0.8 percent. The index is heading for a monthly decline of 8 percent. A measure of volatility in the market has risen 29 percent in January and reached its highest level since September last week.

Italian 10-year bond yields fell two basis points, or 0.02 percentage point, to 1.49 percent. The yield on similar-maturity Spanish bonds declined three basis points to 1.61 percent.

Germany’s 10-year bond yield dropped two basis points to 0.43 percent, the lowest since Oct. 28. Yields on the nation’s two-, three- and five-year securities dropped to record lows. 

The Shanghai Composite Index lost as much as 4.1 percent, before ending the day 0.5 percent down. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index of mainland companies listed in Hong Kong advanced 0.8 percent.



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