APAC trade deal RCEP, oil and currencies

first_imgIn China, a set of economic data is due to be released, including industrial production and retail sales. In Japan, futures pointed to a higher open, as compared to the Nikkei 225‘s last close. Japan is set to release its gross domestic product data in the morning.Over in Australia, the S&P/ASX 200 jumped 1.22% in early trade.Indian markets are closed due to a holiday.- Advertisement – Over in the U.S., stock futures rose on Sunday night after the S&P 500 posted a record closing high on Friday and notched a one-week gain of 2.2%. The Dow rallied more than 4% last week and briefly hit an intraday record. The Nasdaq Composite lagged, however, sliding 0.6%.Coronavirus cases stateside are surging again, with the U.S. reporting a record-high number of people hospitalized with Covid-19 on Friday. More states are rolling out fresh restrictions to slow the spread of the virus ahead of the holiday season.- Advertisement – SINGAPORE — Asia-Pacific markets are set to bounce in Monday trade as 15 economies in the region signed a deal that formed the world’s largest trade alliance.The deal, signed on Sunday, aims to gradually reduce tariffs across many areas, according to Reuters. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is now the world’s largest trade bloc, a deal that excludes the U.S. It marks the first time that East Asian powers China, Japan and South Korea are in a single trade agreement.- Advertisement –center_img “In the US virus cases and vaccine news remain front and centre together with any development on the likelihood of a fiscal stimulus package during the lame duck Congressional session,” Ray Attrill, head of foreign exchange strategy at the National Australia Bank wrote in a Monday note. “Vaccine news will also be watched closely with Moderna expected to report Phase 3 results and Pfizer/BioNTech potentially applying for an emergency use authorisation by the end of the week.”CurrenciesThe U.S. dollar index, which tracks the greenback against a basket of its peers, was a toucher weaker at 92.724 after declining from levels above 92.9 late last week.The Japanese yen traded at 104.67 per dollar, after strengthening from levels above 105 late last week. The Australian dollar was relatively unchanged, trading at 0.7271 against the dollar.What’s on tap (all times in HK/SIN):7:50 a.m.: Japan’s GDP10:00 a.m.: China’s industrial production, retail sales, unemployment rate11:00 a.m.: South Korea’s exports, importsSubscribe to CNBC PRO to access live PRO Talks live, including our Dec. 2 discussion on opportunities and risks in international markets. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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Daily closures scheduled next week on S.R. 46 for bridge inspection

first_imgWest Harrison, IN—The S.R. 46 bridge over the Whitewater River in Dearborn County is scheduled to close daily next week for bridge inspection work in preparation for a $4.5 million bridge rehabilitation project scheduled to let in August 2022.Closures are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 29, through Friday, August 2. The bridge will reopen by 5 p.m. each day. All work is weather dependent.The official state detour for the closure is I-74 to S.R. 46 at Exit 164 (St. Leon).last_img

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Martinez has 3 RBIs, Red Sox beat Orioles 13-2 in opener

first_imgMartinez has 3 RBIs, Red Sox beat Orioles 13-2 in opener July 24, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBOSTON (AP) — For one night at least, the Boston Red Sox didn’t miss Mookie Betts’ bat. J.D. Martinez and Kevin Pillar each drove in three runs, and the Red Sox rolled past the Baltimore Orioles 13-2 on Friday night in Fenway Park’s first taste of regular season baseball during the coronavirus pandemic. Jackie Bradley Jr., Jose Peraza, Martinez and Pillar each doubled as part of a four-run third inning. Boston kept it going in the fourth, sending 11 batters to the plate and adding six more runs. Orioles: Right-hander Alex Cobb makes his first start since April 26, 2019, after missing most of the season with a hip injury that required surgery in June. He was 0-2 with a 10.95 ERA in three starts.Red Sox: Martín Pérez makes his Red Sox debut after signing as a free agent this offseason. He pitched in relief in his first three outings of 2019, but started in final 29 appearances. He was 10-7 with a 5.12 ERA. ___More AP MLB: https://apnews.com/MLB and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Roenicke said he believes the new expanded playoff format should increase his team’s chances of making the postseason. “I think knowing if we have that extra playoff spot or two, it helps us,” he said. “I’m not planning to finish there. But if it does and we get in great.”TRAINER’S ROOMOrioles: OF Trey Mancini said Friday he’s “feeling good” as he continues to receive chemotherapy treatment every other week following colon cancer surgery on March 12. He’s out for the season and will watch his teammates from afar. “I know that I’ll be back out there with them eventually, but right now I’m just more concerned with my treatments,” said Mancini, who expects to end the chemo sessions on Sept. 21.UP NEXTcenter_img Associated Press Nathan Eovaldi (1-0) gave up just one run and five hits, striking out four over six innings in his first career opening day start. Baltimore starter Tommy Milone (0-1) got his first opening day nod after All-Star lefty John Means experienced arm fatigue. He surrendered four runs, four hits, three walks, had a wild pitch and struck out five. Rio Ruiz homered in the seventh. Like in other opening day games around the majors, there were no spectators allowed inside Boston’s fabled park on Friday. But there were cardboard cutouts of Red Sox fans placed on the seats above the Green Monster to serve as virtual witnesses to the franchise’s version of the league’s new normal. Friday also marked Boston’s first regular season game since an offseason shakeup that included a salary-dump trade of Betts and pitcher David Price to the Dodgers, and the departure of Alex Cora as manager for his role in an illegal system of sign stealing when he was with the Houston Astros.Ron Roenicke, who served as Cora’s bench coach for two seasons and succeeded him as manager just before the start of spring training, earned his first managerial win since a five-year tenure with the Brewers ended in 2015. PREGAME TRIBUTESThere were continued nods to the nation’s social justice movement prior to the game. Players on both teams wore Black Lives Matter t-shirts and a Major League Baseball-issued Black Lives Matter sign was spread across the center field bleachers. Players from both teams knelt while holding a black ribbon in a unity moment before the game. During the national anthem, Red Sox outfielders Jackie Bradley Jr. and Alex Verdugo continued to kneel and were joined by third base coach Carlos Febles and first base coach Tom Goodwin. Orioles players stood with their arms linked. There was also a moment of silence in honor of those who’ve died during the pandemic and for medical workers. EXTRA CHANCESlast_img read more

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