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10 things you need to know before the opening bell

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Here's what you need to know before the markets open.
1. Global stocks march higher as coronavirus lockdowns ease and economic activity picks up. In Asia, Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 1.8%, the Nikkei 225 was up 2.6%, and the Shanghai Composite was up 1%. In Europe, the Dax is up 0.6%, the FTSE 100 is up 0.9%, and the Euro Stoxx 50 is up 0.5%. In the US, futures underlying stocks are pointing to an increase of around 2% on all major indices, with the S&P 500 set to break above 3,000 for the first time since early March.
2. The New York Stock Exchange is set to reopen its iconic trading...
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Global stocks march higher as coronavirus lockdowns ease and economic activity picks up

Global stocks march higher as coronavirus lockdowns ease and economic activity picks up

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Global stocks rose on Tuesday as investor sentiment was propped up by a relaxation in coronavirus lockdowns across the world and on news of a new vaccine for the virus.
US futures point to gains of more than 2% as traders return to work after the long Memorial Day weekend, while major indexes in Europe and Asia also bounced on the day.
The World Health Organization has temporarily halted trials for hydroxychloroquine amid safety concerns.
US-China tensions continue to escalate after White House national security adviser attacked the world's second-largest economy for engaging in...
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