Talks about the future trade agreement between US and China have after all helped the markets edge a little bit higher as the end of the trading week I marked by a recovery that has erased all of the losses taken by the indices yesterday.
Dollar is flat after losses and so are the other currencies, even though pound extends the losses from yesterday.
Oil is slipping further, metals are mixed.
Topix added 0.7 percent.
S&P 500 futures lost 0.1 percent. The index itself fell 0.2 percent yesterday.
MSCI Asia Pacific recovered 0.4 percent.
Hang Seng increased 0.2 percent.
Shanghai Composite rose 0.2 percent.
Nikkei Stock Average 225 lost 0.82 percent.
Dow Jones Industrial Average lost 0.32 percent.
Greenback is flat after having fallen by 0.3 percent against the basket of major currencies.
Euro was flat - $1.1.1337.
Pound is down by 0.1 percent - $1.2769.
Yen lost 0.2 percent – 112.79 per dollar.
Apple shares lost 1.11 percent - $174.72.
Facebook shares are up 1.23 percent - $139.63.
Amazon increased 1.85 percent - $1699.19.
Tesla stock gained 0.93 percent - $363.06.
WTI oil drops 0.87 percent - $51.04.
Brent loses 0.93 percent - $59.5 per barrel.
Gold is up 1.3 percent - $1238.3 per ounce.
Silver is flat with 1.44 per-ounce price.
Platinum lost 1 percent - $787 per ounce.
Palladium lost 10 percent - $1183 per ounce.