Markets take a breather as US stimulus, and Brexit talks stall - Thursday Review, December 10

Markets take a breather as US stimulus, and Brexit talks stall - Thursday Review, December 10

The stimulus talks and the Brexit caused most markets to close down

The US

After the unemployment claims came in higher-than-expected, and the house representatives did not report any progress regarding the stimulus talks, most of the benchmarks closed in the red.

USA30 fell 0.23%, while USA500 slipped 0.75%. TECH100 added 0.54%.

Crude oil gained 2.8%, trading at $46.78 per barrel.

Gold ended the session at 1,839.60 per ounce.

Asia and Australia

The economic readings which showed a slowdown in consumer price and the producer prices left their marks on the markets

Japan255 lost 0.35%.

HongKong45 fell 0.30% after gyms and beauty parlors closed, and restaurants offered dine-in services until 6 PM.

Down under, Australia200 inched 0.62% lower.

Europe

Germany30 and France40 each went down 0.6% as investors looked for more monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank. At the same time, UK100 climbed 0.6%, even though the Brexit talks failed to reach a conclusion.

Brent oil closed 2.8% higher at $50.25 a barrel.

EUR/USD traded at 1.2088.

GBP/USD was seen at 1.3366.

Sources: reuters.com, investing.com

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