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World shares mixed

BANGKOK, Global shares were mixed Wednesday, AP reported.
Britain’s FTSE 100 slipped 1% to 5,933.92. The CAC 40 in Paris sank 1.9% to 4,387.78. Germany’s DAX lost 1.7% to 10,636.22.
Wall Street looked set for a rebound, however, with the future for the S&P 500 up 0.2% while the future for the Dow industrials gained 0.3%.
Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 index lost 0.5% to 20,267.05 and the Hang Seng in Hong Kong ended lower, down 0.3% at 24,180.30.
The Shanghai Composite index gained 0.2% to 2,898.05 and South Korea’s Kospi jumped 1% to 1,940.42. Australia’s S&P ASX 200 gained 0.4% to 5,421.90.
A barrel of U.S. oil to be delivered in June fell 41 cents to $25.92 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Tuesday, it gained $1.25 to $26.33. Brent crude, the international standard, gave up 75 cents to $29.23 per barrel.
The dollar was trading at 107.00 Japanese yen, down from 107.13 late Tuesday. The euro weakened to $1.0841 from $1.0848.


Source: Saudi Press Agency

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