U.S. equity futures are indicating a higher open on Wall Street ahead of the first trading session of October .
The Bank of Russia sold 2.5 bln rubles ($32.31 mln) worth of foreign exchange on the domestic market with settlements on September 30 as part of preventive measures curbing volatility, the regulator reported on Thursday.
As of 10:15 am, the dollar narrowed losses to 0.42% trading at 77.31 rubles, while the euro was trading at 90.78 rubles (-0.3%).
The MOEX index grew by 0.18% and reached 2,911.08 points, and the RTS index – by 0.24% to 1,181.29 points.
Asia’s biggest Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) will not be able to resume trading on Thursday due to a technical problem, the news was published on its website.
- Tokyo Stock Exchange halts trading for the rest of the day (TASS Russian News Agency: 2020-10-01 03:59:57+00:00)
As big U.S. commercial banks close their books on the third quarter, analysts expect them to report a 30% to 60% plunge in profits on the year-ago period due to the pandemic-induced recession and near record low interest rates.
India stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Banking, Real Estate and Carbon sectors led shares higher.
Plans to raise a total of 5 billion pounds ($6.5 billion), including 2 billion from shareholders, to cope with a “worst case scenario” as the coronavirus travel crisis crushes the British engine maker’s cashflow.
Australian shares closed higher on Thursday, rebounding from a more than 2 per cent drop in the previous session, boosted by stimulus talks and hopes of further easing in coronavirus restrictions in the country.
U.S. stock markets opened higher on Thursday, buoyed by revived hopes of a new package of fiscal stimulus measure to sustain an economy whose rebound from the pandemic has appeared to weaken in recent data.