Some markets have chosen to focus on the positive, eyeing corporate earnings and the upcoming US stimulus package
Crude oil rose 0.75% closing the session at $52.66 per barrel.
The Dollar Index slipped 0.11% to 90.110.
Asia and Australia
The stock market was up on Monday as it focused on the US stimulus package's prospects, putting aside the issues with the COVID-19 vaccine rollout.
Japan225 closed up 0.67%. hitting a five-year high.
HongKong45 rose 1.43% after the city's lockdown was lifted as the COVID-19 testing program concluded.
Down under, Australia200 was up 0.41%.
USD/JPY traded at 103.76 after it lost 0.05%.
The benchmarks traded mixedly, as investors kept an eye on the COVID-19 vaccine developments. Moreover, some European countries are considering even a third lockdown to curb the number of infections. Europe50 was up 0.3%. France40 lost 0.1%, while Germany30 traded 1.66% lower.
Brent oil gained 0.64% reaching $55.77 per barrel.
EUR/USD was at 1.2167.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com
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