Europe higher despite gloomy expectations of a post-pandemic economic recovery
Gold lost 2.1% at $1,860.62 per ounce.
The Dollar Index settled at 94.445.
Asia and Australia
After it returned from a two-day holiday, Japan225 fell 0.1%.
HongKong45 lost 0.29% as the tension between mainland China and the US over #TikTok is nowhere near an end.
Down under, Australia200 jumped 1.63%.
USD/JPY added 0.04% to 104.95.
AUD/USD lost 0.59% to 0.7131.
The benchmarks traded higher despite the negative economic readings. Markit's data showed that the purchasing managers' index fell to 50.1 from 51.9, while the French business activity slowed for the fourth consecutive month. Germany30 traded 1.5% higher, while France40 rose 1.7%. UK100 settled up 1.9%.
EUR/USD lost 0.1% to 1.1697.
Sources: investing.com, reuters.com
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