Thursday Outlook: Global shares extend gains; oil holds steady

Dollar falters; gold steady

  
Traders react as they wait for shares of Spotify to begin selling as a direct listing on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, U.S., April 3, 2018.

Traders react as they wait for shares of Spotify to begin selling as a direct listing on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York, U.S., April 3, 2018.

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Global shares extend gains on U.S. stimulus, upbeat data
MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.3%, with Australian shares rising 1.4%

Oil holds steady on hopes for U.S. stimulus agreement
Brent crude LCOc1 futures rose 3 cents to $42.33 a barrel, after falling 0.2% overnight

Gold steady as softer dollar, stimulus hopes lend support
U.S. gold futures were down 0.2% at $1,890.90

Dollar falters against most majors on U.S. stimulus hopes
U.S. dollar posts worst quarterly loss in three years


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