Global stock markets were mixed Wednesday, AP reported.
London’s FTSE 100 gained 0.1% to 5,855.76 while the DAX in Frankfurt shed just under 0.1% to 10,719.98. France’s CAC 40 lost 0.1% to 4,477.57.
On Wall Street, futures for the benchmark S&P 500 index and Dow Jones Industrial Average were up 0.7%.
In Asia, the Shanghai Composite Index climbed 0.3% to 2,878.14 and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 1.1% to 24,137.48. The Kospi in Seoul was 1.8% higher at 1,928.76 and India’s Sensex gained 1.2% to 31,830.43. Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 lost 0.4% to 5,384.60. Benchmarks in New Zealand and Singapore advanced while Jakarta declined. Bangkok was closed for a holiday.
Benchmark U.S. crude gained 13 cents to $24.71 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract jumped 20.5% on Tuesday to settle at $24.56.
Brent crude, used to price international oils, rose 18 cents to $31.15 per barrel in London. It gained 13.9% the previous session to close at $30.97.
The dollar declined to 106.37 yen from Tuesday’s 106.53 yen. The euro declined to $1.0795 from $1.0841.
Source: Saudi Press Agency