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World markets gain, led by higher energy stocks

World markets gain, led by higher energy stocks

Most world stock markets gained in light holiday trading on Tuesday as Middle East tensions boosted energy stocks.
In Europe, Britain's FTSE-100 gained 0.9 percent to 4,359.39, Germany's DAX increased 2 percent to 4,799.86 and France's CAC-40 rose 1.6 percent to 3,179.64.
U.S. stock futures pointed to gains in Wall Street's next session. Dow futures were up 53 points, or 0.6 percent, to 8,541 and Standard & Poor's 500 futures rose 7.6 points, or 0.9 percent, to 878.
The advances in Europe were led by oil majors, as Israel showed no sign of relenting in its air offensive against Hamas militants in Gaza, raising the political temperature in the oil-rich Middle East. Oil prices rose Monday, though they remained little changed Tuesday at around $40 per barrel.
Shares Britain's BP PLC gained 1.8 percent to 523 pence ($7.60), Royal Dutch Shell rose 2.2 percent to


Updated : 2021-04-14 23:24 GMT+08:00