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Global shares mixed

TOKYO, Global shares were mixed on Thursday, AP reported.
France’s CAC 40 was flat at 4,672.99 while Germany’s DAX lost 0.1% to 11,097.68. Britain’s FTSE 100 slipped 0.2% to 6,101.66. U.S. shares were steady, with the future contract for the Dow industrials up 0.1% to 24,598.0. The S&P 500 future also gained less than 0.1%, to 2,943.38.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 surged 2.1% to finish at 20,193.69, while Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 2.4% to 5,522.40. The Shanghai Composite added 1.3% to 2,860.08.
India’s Sensex climbed 2.4% to 33,494.89. Shares also rose in Southeast Asia.
Benchmark U.S. crude oil rose $2.05 to $17.11 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It rose $2.72, or 22%, to settle at $15.06 a barrel on Wednesday. Brent crude oil, the international standard, rose $1.68 to $24.22 a barrel.
The U.S. dollar inched down to 106.64 Japanese yen from 106.67 yen Wednesday. The euro was little changed at $1.0877 from $1.0875.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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