World Markets Close Trading Session with Gains

World markets jumped on Thursday afternoon as recent progress in different COVID-19 vaccines, the victory of Joe Biden in the US presidential election and hopes for further stimulus kept markets bullish.

World markets jumped on Thursday afternoon as recent progress in different COVID-19 vaccines, the victory of Joe Biden in the US presidential election and hopes for further stimulus kept markets bullish.

In Asia, the HSI jumped 0.56 percent to be at 26819.45, while Japan’s NIKKEI jumped 0.91 percent to be at 26537.31, and China’s SHANGHAI jumped 0.22 percent to be at 3369.73. In European markets, the STOXX jumped 0.01 percent to be at 3083.48, while the FTSE fell 0.44 percent to be at 6362.93 and the AEX jumped 0.17 percent to be at 607.39.

In commodities, oil prices fell 1.58 percent to be at $44,99 per barrel while natural gas prices fell 1.15 percent to be at $2,93 per BTU.

Meanwhile, platinum prices jumped 0.01 percent to be at $969,90 per ounce, while copper prices jumped 1.45 percent to be at $3,36 per pound. Also, gold prices jumped 0.17 percent to be at $1,808, and silver prices fell 0.24 percent to be at $23,30 per ounce.

In currencies, the Euro fell 0.0119 percent to be at $0,8391 per US dollar, while the Yen fell 0.2011 percent or 0.2100 points and the Sterling jumped 0.2142 percent to be at $0,7486 per US dollar.


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