Hong Kong -1.16%
Overnight on Wall Street, Dow Jones rose 641.47 points or 2.15% at 30530.24, S&P 500 rose 89.95 points or 2.45% at 3764.80, while Nasdaq rose 270.96 points or 2.51% at 11069.31.
New Zealand data - May trade balance +263mn NZD (prior 440mn).
Oil prices skidded in early trade on Wednesday amid a push by U.S. President Joe Biden to bring down soaring fuel costs, including pressure on major U.S. firms to help ease the pain for drivers during the country’s peak summer demand.
Gold prices eased on Wednesday as the dollar firmed, although bullion still traded in a narrow range as investors awaited fresh cues from top central banks on their monetary policy plans, especially from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
U.S. futures lower. Dow Jones -0.84%; S&P 500 -0.93%; Nasdaq -0.96%.