Global market risk appetite increased with the decline in oil prices and positive expectations regarding Ukraine-Russia negotiations.
Russia-Ukraine negotiation and falling oil prices have a positive impact on stock indices.
Important indices in the Asia Pacific started to rise today. Japan’s Nikkei 225 and Hong Kong Hang Seng are up, while Chinese stocks diverge negatively. U.S. stock futures are up slightly.
While the wave of sales in bonds was interrupted, the U.S. 10-year bond yield stabilized at around 2.46%. The Japanese Yen, which reached its lowest level in the last six years against the dollar, is recovering today with a 0.6 percent gain.
The negotiation delegations of Russia and Ukraine are expected to meet in Istanbul. There is a difference of opinion among NATO members on negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin. While Germany and France favor dialogue, some other members say that Putin cannot be trusted.