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Global shares mixed

TOKYO, Global shares were mixed on Tuesday, AP reported.
France’s CAC 40 gained 0.4% in early trading to 4,523.64, while Germany’s DAX rose 0.6% to 10,725.68. Britain’s FTSE 100 gained 0.5% to 5,875.91.
U.S. shares were set to drift higher with Dow futures adding 0.4% to 24,098.0. S&P 500 futures gained 0.2% to 2,875.12.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 edged 0.1% lower Tuesday, to 19,771.19. Elsewhere in Asia, South Korea’s Kospi gained 0.6% after fluctuating much of the day, to 1,934.09. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.2% to 5,313.10. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 1.2% to 24,575.96, while the Shanghai Composite fell 0.2% to 2,810.02.
In energy markets, benchmark U.S. crude dropped $2.59 to $10.19 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It fell $4.16, or 24.6%, to $12.78 a barrel on Monday. Brent crude, the international standard, fell 79 cents to $19.20 a barrel.
The dollar slipped to 106.69 Japanese yen from 107.20 yen. The euro gained to $1.0877 from $1.0829.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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