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Global shares slipped on US-China tensions - Monday Review, December 7

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
08 December 2020
Markets switched their focus on the US-China tensions

The US

The ever-rising number of COVID-19 infections made the majority of markets close in the red. As of Sunday, the number of infections passed 14.7 million. USA30 fell 0.49%, while USA500 traded 0.20% lower. TECH100 went up 0.45%.

Crude oil lost 1.4% trading at $45.61 per barrel.

Gold traded at $1,831.35 per ounce after it went down 0.5%.

 

Asia and Australia

The rising tensions between the US and China made the Asian benchmarks to close lower.

Japan225 fell 0.5%.

HongKong45 inched down 1.81%.

Down under, Australia200 went up 0.31% even though its ties with China could have a negative impact on its agricultural exports.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% at 104.11.

 

Europe

The Sino-US tensions reverberated through Europe, making the benchmarks lose some steam. Europe50 fell 0.7%. France40 slipped 1%. Germany30 traded 0.8% lower.

UK100 rose 0.3% as the country was preparing to roll out Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine later this week.

Brent oil inched down 1.2% to $48.65 a barrel.

EUR/USD closed the session at 1.2104.

Sources: investing.com, reuters.com

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Miguel A. Rodriguez
Miguel A. Rodriguez
Financial Writer

Miguel worked for major financial institutions such as Banco Santander, and Banco Central-Hispano. He is a published author of currency trading books.