LONDON – European markets jumped from the opening Tuesday morning, despite the decline recorded in Asia and attributed to the failures of vaccination campaigns and the spread of variants of the coronavirus.
At the start of the session in Europe, London, Paris and Frankfurt took between 0.4% and 0.7%.
In New York City, before the markets opened, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.2% and the broader S&P 500 Index 0.3%.
In Asia, the Hang Seng plunged 2.6% in Hong Kong and the Kospi 2.1% in Seoul. The Nikkei 225 lost 1% in Tokyo and the Shanghai Stock Exchange 1.5%. The Australian stock exchange was closed for a holiday.
On the New York Commodities Exchange, the price of oil fell 23 cents US to US $ 52.54 per barrel.
(Par The Associated Press)
The Canadian Press