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.