Global equities halt at Powell’s testimony on economy

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Investors will take a close look at Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s testimony ahead of Congress on Tuesday.

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Global equities were mixed ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s highly anticipated testimony before Congress on Tuesday, with US stock market futures pointing lower on a weak day of trading in Europe.

In Asia, that of Tokyo

Nikkei 225

grew by 0.46%, while that of Hong Kong

Hang Seng

increased by 1.03%. The

Shanghai composite index

fell 0.17%. The

FTSE 100

in London fell 0.7% with the

CAC 40

in Paris similarly inferior. Frankfurt


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