Investors are waiting for news from Brussels about the aid package in connection with the pandemic.
Global markets started the new week with mostly negative dynamics, while investors are waiting for news from Brussels, where EU leaders are discussing the details of a package of economic assistance in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.
In Asia, the day’s results were mixed: Tokyo’s Nikkei index added 21 points but remained virtually unchanged in percentage terms, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was down 0.3 points by the end of the day, and the Shanghai Composite rose 3.1 percent.
Sydney’s S&P/ASX index fell 0.5 percent, Seoul’s KOSPI fell 0.1 percent, and Taiwan’s TSEC lost 7 points but was unchanged in percentage terms. Mumbai’s Sensex rose 0.6 percent.
In Europe, trading also started sluggishly: London’s FTSE index lost 0.8 points, Paris’s CAC-40 lost 0.7 points, and Frankfurt’s DAX lost 0.4 points.
The price of US crude oil fell 0.9 percent to $ 40.20 per barrel, while Brent crude lost 0.9 percent and is trading at $ 42.75 per barrel.