Monday Outlook: Dollar firm as Delta virus threat looms; Asian shares dip

Investors nervous amid fears of rising inflation and a surge in coronavirus cases

  
George Washington is seen with printed medical mask on the one Dollar banknotes in this illustration taken, March 31, 2020.

George Washington is seen with printed medical mask on the one Dollar banknotes in this illustration taken, March 31, 2020.

REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

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Asian shares hit 1-week lows on renewed virus scare, inflation worry
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 1.1%

Dollar firm as Delta virus threat looms over 'Freedom Day'
The U.S. dollar index held at 92.729, not far from last week's three-month top of 92.832

Oil falls $1 after OPEC+ agreement on boosting supply
Brent crude was down $1.08, or 1.5%, at $72.51 a barrel

Gold prices hover near one-week low as dollar gains
Spot gold fell 0.4% to $1,803.20 per ounce

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