OPEC+ decision to slash output had a positive impact on the markets
The consensus reached by the OPEC+ members regarding the oil output for February overshadowed the political uncertainties expected from Georgia election runoffs. USA30 rose 0.79%, while USA500 closed 0.88% higher. TECH100 added 0.95%.
Crude oil settled up 4.9% and closed the session at $49.93 per barrel.
Gold fell 0.1% to $1,945.80 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
Japan225 inched up 0.01% ahead of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's decision to declare a state of emergency on Thursday due to the rising number of COVID-19 infections.
HongKong45 lost 0.16% after the social distancing measures were extended for another two weeks.
Down under, Australia200 slipped 0.26%.
AUD/USD was up 0.70% at 0.7717.
Germany30 traded 0.1% lower after the government announced that it was looking to extend the lockdown.
Brent oil added 5% trading at $53.64 a barrel.
EUR/USD went up 0.2% to close at 1.2274.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com
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