Australian S & P / ASX 200 rose 0.9%, alongside the 0.8% of Hong Kong’s Hang Seng. Shanghai Composite also appreciated, 0.3%. In Korea, Kospi weakened by 0.1%. In Japan, stocks fell 0.9%, at a time when it is feared that the country will apply greater restrictions to stop the rise in infections.
The European Euro Stoxx 50 rises 0.3% and the North American S&P 500 adds 0.4%, in the accounts of the respective futures.
Fed members revealed they were united in the need to see further progress in the economic recovery before backing down on the current buyback program, according to the minutes of the March meeting that were released this Wednesday. At this meeting, those responsible for monetary policy minimized the risks of inflation, attributing the increase in Treasury interest rates to stronger growth prospects.
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