Hong Kong financial markets A man walks past the electronic board of a bank and displays the Hong Kong stock index on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Jan In Asia, stocks fell Tuesday on Tuesday after a troubled meeting on Wall Street produced mixed results as the market struggled to find direction. (AP Photo / Vincent Yu) (Vincent Yu)

BANGKOK – (AP) â ???? In Europe, stocks opened higher Tuesday after a broad pullback in Asia could delay a recovery from the pandemic amid renewed concerns about problems with COVID vaccine rollouts and the spread of new variants of the coronavirus

Germany’s DAX rose by 07% to 1373824 and the CAC 40 in Paris gained 04% to 549314 The UK FTSE 100 took 0 to 5% to 667487 US. Markets got off to an optimistic start and the future contract for the S&P 500 fell 03% while that for the Dow industry was down 0.2%

Traders are watching the increase in coronavirus infections in various countries and the bumpy introduction of vaccinations in the US with caution The proliferation of variants that are believed to be more easily transmissible and may be less effectively controlled by existing vaccines is adding to concern

Vaccine maker Moderna said Monday it would investigate whether a booster shot was needed to protect against variants of the coronavirus – out of caution “

â ???? Market sentiment these days is driven by either hoping the COVID vaccine would mark the end of the biggest economic downturn of our lives or hoping to keep our heads above water. Yesterday both hopes were dashed, “said Ipek Ozkardeskaya, senior Analyst at Swissquote Bank, in a comment

The Hang Seng in Hong Kong gave up 2 to 6% by 2939126 Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 1% to 2854618, while the Shanghai Composite Index fell 1.5% to 356943 South Korea’s Kospi lost 21% to 314031 Stocks also fell in Southeast Asia

Stocks hit a mixed end on Wall Street Monday before a torrent of corporate earnings reports this week

The S&P 500 rose 04% to 385536, while The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 0.1% to 3096000 Nasdaq composite filled with technology stocks rose 07% to 1363599 and another record

The Russell 2000 index for smaller stocks fell 03% to 216327 10-year Treasury yield fell to 103% from 107% late Friday

More than 100 S&P 500 companies are set to share how they fared for the last three months of 2020 this week, including American Express, Johnson & Johnson, 3M, AT&T, and Tesla

Overall, analysts expect S&P 500 companies to say their fourth-quarter earnings were 5% year-over-year, which is a milder decline than the 9, according to FactSet they had forecast 4% earlier this month

President Joe Biden proposed a $ 9 trillion plan, 1Sending $ 400 to most Americans and giving others economic support But his party holds the smallest possible majority in the Senate, making approval uncertain. Several Republicans have already spoken out against parts of the plan

The coronavirus pandemic is also getting worse and causing more damage by the day A UN agency announced on Monday that four times as many jobs were lost during the global financial crisis last year than in 2009

The Federal Reserve is due to begin a two-day interest rate policy meeting on Tuesday and is widely expected to limit the accelerator to its stimulus for the economy and markets. It has announced that it will keep interest rates low even as inflation increases rises above their 2% target

On other Tuesdays on Tuesday, US. Benchmark crude lost 23 cents to $ 5254 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. It gained 50 cents to $ 5277 a barrel on Monday

The US. Dollar strengthened to 10380 Japanese yen from 10376 yen late Monday The euro fell to 1 dollar2130 from 1 $ 2141

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