Wednesday Outlook: Dollar hovers near 2-1/2 year low; gold prices dip

Investors cautiously eyed developments in US fiscal stimulus talks 

  
Men are reflected on an electronic board showing the Nikkei stock index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 25, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose.

Men are reflected on an electronic board showing the Nikkei stock index outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, March 25, 2019. Image used for illustrative purpose.

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Oil prices drop on U.S. stock build, delay in OPEC+ meeting
Brent crude oil futures were down by 41 cents, or 0.9%, at $47.01 a barrel

Dollar hovers near 2-1/2 year low as traders eye U.S. stimulus talks
Against major currencies, the dollar index fell 0.7% to 91.318

Asian stocks rise after vaccine optimism drives Wall Street to record highs
In early trade, Australia's S&P ASX 200 rose about 0.11%

Gold dips as doubts linger over U.S. stimulus bill
Spot gold fell 0.3% to $1,810.36 per ounce by 0311 GMT

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