On world markets a decline in the background of an increase in the number of coronavirus infections

Investors are concerned about the epidemiological situation complicating the opening of the economy.

Global markets on Tuesday showed a decline in the background of an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus in the world.

London’s FTSE index fell 1.2 percent, Paris’s CAC-40 fell 1 percent, and Frankfurt’s DAX fell 1.1 percent.

Asian markets also showed mostly negative dynamics on Tuesday: Tokyo’s Nikkei index closed down 0.4 percent, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng fell 1.3 percent, and the Shanghai Composite rose 0.3 percent.

Sydney’s S&P/ASX index remained virtually unchanged in percentage terms. Seoul’s KOSPI fell 1 percent, Taiwan’s TSEC fell 0.2 percent, and Mumbai’s Sensex rose 0.5 percent.

Oil markets continued to fall on Tuesday. U.S. crude oil is trading at $ 40.24 a barrel, down 0.9 percent, while benchmark Brent crude is trading at $ 42.78 a barrel, down 0.7 percent.

Futures for all three leading us stock indexes are showing a decline ahead of the opening of trading on Wall Street.

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