The global markets are torn between the US presidential elections and the rising cases of COVID-19 infections
Gold went up 0.1% to $1,882.55 per ounce.
Asia and Australia
The benchmarks closed higher, driven by a promising economic reading. Data showed that the Caixin manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) rose to 53.6 in the past month. HongKong45 was up 0.39%.
Japan225 rose 1.41%.
Down under, Australia200 gained 0.84%.
USD/JPY ended the day at 104.72.
The UK is the latest country to re-enter lockdown to curb COVID-19 infections. As of Tuesday, people need to stay indoors for one month, except for those who attend school, universities, and essential stores. Germany30 and UK100 each traded 0.1% lower. France40 fell 0.2%.
EUR/USD shed 0.2% to 1.1626.
GBP/USD lost 0.2% and closed the session at 1.2916.
Sources: reuters.com, investing.com
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