– This is the script of CNBC's news report for China's CCTV on June 9, Friday.
Welcome to CNBC Business Daily, I'm Qian Chen.
After the so-called "Super-Thursday", here's how markets reacted.
U.S. equities closed mostly higher on Thursday as Wall Street digested former FBI Director James Comey's testimony.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 8.84 points, or 0.04 percent. The index reached another record high during the mid-day trading.
The S&P 500 gained 0.03 percent, while the Nasdaq advanced 24.38 points, or 0.39 percent.
The major indexes spiked around midday in New York as Comey's testimony concluded; they traded mostly flat as Comey spoke.
Everything Comey said was in line with the market expecation, according to experts, and that's why we saw the calmness in the market.
[JACOB (t) FRENKEL, Dickinson Wright, Partner /Former US federal prosecutor] "In terms of the market impact, there we saw none. I was a little bit suprised today that we saw none. And I think the reason that we didn't see any today, is that recognition. Desite all the noise , at a very early stage of a process, and whats really g oing to be the game changer, is what happens when special prosecutor motors investigation to moves forward."
Another event that investors were watching closely was the ECB's meeting overnight.
ECB President Mario Draghi gave a press conference following a routine meeting on monetary policy. The message he delivered was somehow mixed, according to some analysts.
The European Central Bank (ECB) left its benchmark interest rate unchanged on Thursday but dropped any reference to a future rate cut.
However, in the statement, it added that it would be ready to extend its quantitative easing (QE) program if needed.
The euro, which weakened on Wednesday on reports that the ECB would cut its inflation forecasts, went down against the greenback. The dollar index, which tracks the greenback against six major currencies, went up overnight. And pound has been volatile this morning during the Asian trading, as the British currency fell after Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative party was projected to lose the overall majority, according to the Exit Poll.
[HUGH JOHNSON, Hugh Johnson Advisors Chairman and Chief Investment Officer] "So we get big big moves down. The initial moves are down. But that creates big buying opportunities, so I would caution everybody about being caught up in the very significant volatility. But certainly declines that we are gonna see in all the markets in response to this really big surprise."
CNBC's Qian Chen, reporting from Singapore.