Global stock prices gained Monday, AP reported.
In London, the FTSE 100 opened up 1.4% at 5,831.26 and Germany’s DAX gained 2.1% to 10,547.26. The CAC 40 in France added 1.6% to 4,464.07.
On Wall Street, the futures for the benchmark S&P 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.9%.
In Asia, the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.3% to 2,815.49 while the Nikkei 225 in Tokyo rose to 19,783.22. The Hang Seng in Hong Kong added 1.9% to 24,280.14.
In Seoul, the Kospi was 1.8% to 1,922.77. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 gained 1.5% to 5,321.40 and India’s Sensex advanced 1.4% to 31,786.49. Singapore advanced 1.4% and Bangkok gained 0.3%.
In energy markets, benchmark U.S. crude for June delivery lost $2.20 cents to $14.74 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, used to price international oils, declined 71 cents to $24.10 per barrel in London. It added 0.5% the previous session to $21.44 per barrel.
The dollar declined to 107.17 yen from Fridayâ€™s 107.49 yen. The euro gained to $1.0844 from $1.0823.
Source: Saudi Press Agency