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New Year Starts Happy In U.S., Europe


A strong start in the first day of trading in 2021 in Europe and the U.S., with all sectors in the green. Energy leading, with financials lagging in Europe.

  • Asian stock markets closed mixed, with Japan's NIKKEI down 185.79 pts or -0.68% at 27258.38 and the TOPIX down 10.09 pts or -0.56% at 1794.59. China's SHANGHAI closed up 29.889 pts or +0.86% at 3502.958 and the HANG SENG ended 241.68 pts higher or +0.89% at 27472.81.
  • European equities are higher, with the German Dax up 166.95 pts or +1.22% at 13827.06, FTSE 100 up 199.42 pts or +3.09% at 6569.82, CAC 40 up 103.15 pts or +1.86% at 5626.03 and Euro Stoxx 50 up 52.32 pts or +1.47% at 3589.65.
  • U.S. futures are higher, with the Dow Jones mini up 175 pts or +0.57% at 30671, S&P 500 mini up 22 pts or +0.59% at 3770.75, NASDAQ mini up 63.5 pts or +0.49% at 12948.75.

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