Markets rising in Europe, falling in Asia

Markets rising in Europe, falling in Asia

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.

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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


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