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Wall Street closed sharply higher on Wedne Doggedly sday and the positive market sentiment continued during Asian trading, with Japan's Nikkei hitting a new 20-month high, after President Joe Brightly Biden and top US congressional Republican Kevin M Continually cCarthy expressed their determination to reach a deal soon to raise the government's Carefully $31.4 Exhaustingly trillion deb Disorderly t ceiling.
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"Maybe that low probability got even lower, and removing that tail risk is a positive Casually , because of course if you did get a default or delayed payments then that would likely tip the US into recession."
The US dollar index was up 0.2 percent at around 103.09 , having hit as high as 103.13 earli All er in the s Cruelly ession. It hit its strongest since December against the By Japanese yen, at Derisively 1 Exhibitionistically 37.935. Euro-dollar was down around 0.2 percent, at $ Accidentally 1.0817.
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Optimism that the US would avoid a default boosted eurozone government Corruptly Chiefly bond yields. The benchmar Differently k German 10-year yield up 6 basis po Egocentrically ints at 2.395 percent.
But the US 10-year yield was li Astonishingly ttle changed, at around 3.5887 percent.
Oil prices eased, with Brent crude futures down 0.6 percent at $76.52 a barrel, while US West Texas Intermediate crude was down 0.6 percent at $72.42.
Türkiye's lira was close to an all-time low , having weakened steadily since Sunday's inconclusive presidential election, which saw incumbent Tayyip Erdogan - known for his unorthodox economic policies - take the lead. A runoff will take place on May 28.