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Wall St closed the trading session higher, following the release of promising inflation data. The S&P 500 rose 0.16%, the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.07% and the Dow Jones traded 0.47% higher on Wednesday.
The US treasury yield increased by 9 basis points, following its 18-basis point fall on Tuesday.
In terms of US shares, following the release of better-than-expected results, Target’s share price increased by 18% with apparel company VF also adding 15%.
Over in Europe, markets closed higher overnight following the release of key data from China and the US. The STOXX600 rose 0.4%, led by technology stocks which gained 2.2% with the majority of other sectors ending the trading day in the green. Germany’s DAX added 0.86%, the French CAC ended the day 0.33% higher and over in the UK, the FTSE100 went up 0.62%.
Locally yesterday, the ASX200 ended the trading day up 1.42% with all but the energy sector ending positive. The biggest gains were made by the real estate and information technology sector which ended the day 4.58% and 3.35% higher respectively.
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