Stock market: what is moving on the markets before the opening Monday

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The major Asian stock exchanges ended in scattered order Monday, Tokyo and Hong Kong having been slowed by the continuous progression of the global pandemic, while the stock exchanges of mainland China on the contrary closed in clear rise.

In Tokyo, the star index Nikkei stagnated (+ 0.09% to 22,717 points) while the expanded Topix index gained 0.2% to 1,577 points.

As the 600,000 dead mark has been crossed worldwide, the Covid-19 continues to rage in the United States in particular, and many countries are once again stepping up their health measures in the face of the risk of a second wave, further complicating a little more economic recovery.

American consumer confidence eroded more than expected in early July, while Japanese exports continued to fall in June (-26.2% year on year), barely less than in May and so analysts expected a slightly smaller decline (-24.7%).

And in Brussels, the 27 member states of the European Union have been trying without success since Friday to reach an agreement on a recovery plan of 750 billion euros. A new plenary session is scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m.

Hong Kong has also paid the price for concerns over its own health situation, deemed “critical” according to the head of the local executive Carrie Lam: the index Hang Seng ended there down 0.12% to 25,058 points.

While they had doubts at the end of last week, the Chinese mainland stock markets were dynamic Monday, the composite index of Shanghai climbing 3.11% to 3,314 points and that of Shenzhen gaining 2.68% to 2,217 points.

Wall Street was preparing for an opening in dispersed order. The forward contract of Dow Jones fell by 0.20% to 26,468 points. The S&P 500 lost 0.19% to 3207 points, while the Nasdaq climbed 0.24% to 10,648 points.

In European markets, the CAC 40 of Paris fell 0.11% to 5063 points. On the London Stock Exchange, the FTSE 100 let go 0.28%, to 6272 points. For its part, the Dax of Frankfurt took 0.40%, to 12,970 points.

On the oil side

Oil was in the red. Around 8:40 am the price of a barrel of American crude fell 0.84% ​​to 40.25 dollars and that of a barrel of Brent from the North Sea yielded 0.76% to 42.81 dollars.