The increasing number of COVID-19 infections overshadowed the stimulus hopes
Crude oil added 1% to trade at $45.80 per barrel.
Gold traded 0.2% higher at $1,869.70 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
Mixed day for stocks as investors focused on different events. Some paid attention to the rising number of COVID-19 infections, while the others had their eyes on the economic readings.
Japan225 slipped 0.2%%.
HongKong45 was down 0.56% as the Sino-US tensions were escalating.
Down under, Australia200 rose 0.2%, closing in the green for the sixth consecutive session.
Germany30 was down 0.1% after the government announced that it might impose stricter restrictions amid a rise in COVID-19 infections.
UK100 fell 0.3% as the talks between the British and EU leaders didn’t reach common ground regarding Brexit.
Brent oil rose 0.1% to $48.86 a barrel.
EUR/USD traded at 1.2125 after it gained 0.1%.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com
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