Investors were relieved after a few weeks of uncertainty about whether the omicronvariant

Updated time: 24 Jan, 2022, 14:37 (UTC+04:00)

Investors were relieved after a few weeks of uncertainty about whether the #omicronvariant hindered economic recoveries and central banks’ tightening plans. Asian markets slightly regained today.

Indices:

#SP500 and #Nasdaq futures recovered 0.8-0.9% after the sharpest fall in months on Friday.

#MSCI 's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan increased but still off early lows of 0.1%.

Japan's #Nikkei lost 0.9%.

Commodity:

#Oil price bounced $3 / barrel while the safe haven #yen paused after the previous higher run.

#Brent reached $75.57/barrel while the U.S crude rebounded with $71.24

#Gold is on the way to safe haven, still getting stuck at $1,791 / ounce.

Currency:

#Yen and Swiss #franc weaken the #dollar , currently steadying at somewhat 113.81 yen.

The #euro stood at $1.1294, following the rally late last week, consolidated by the ECB's President that the euro zone was equipped to face the new Omicron infections.

Other markets:

Travel and airline stocks dropped hard.

#Bonds recovered some gains. Two-year

#Treasury yields edged up 0.55% due to Fed’s fund futures rose the first rate by a month or so.

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