The rising number of unemployment claims drove the markets lower
Gold gained 0.29% to $1,912.85 per ounce.
The Dollar Index gained 0.48% to 93.812.
Asia and Australia
The Asian markets mostly closed in the red amid rising #tensions between the US and China. The unlikeliness of a new US stimulus package added fuel to the fire.
Japan225 lost 0.69%.
HongKong45 slipped 1.15%.
Australia200 went up 0.78%.
The benchmarks closed lower after London and Paris imposed new restrictions to curb the spike in #COVID-19 cases. Europe50 was close to a two-week low after it lost 2.1%. UK100 and France40 dropped 2% and 2.2%, respectively.
EUR/USD gained 0.48% to 93.812.
GBP/USD closed down 0.4% to $1.2950.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com
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