Good morning! Here’s what you need to know.
- Asian markets were higher after a huge day on the Nikkei. The Japanese exchange closed up 2.99% on a weaker yen. The Yen fell to a one-month low of 99.5 against the dollar. European markets are heading lower, with Germany’s DAX trailing most at -0.66%.
- Around 5 AM, headlines crossed that Russian defense officials had identified the launch of two “objects” fired at toward the Easter Mediterranean. However, there were no reports of explosions in Syria, and Israel immediately said its intelligence was aware of no launch, and there were no explosions in Damascus. Eventually more headlines came out of Russia saying that whatever they detected had fallen into the sea. US officials deny any kind of launch of anything.