Global Markets Begin Trading Week on Upswing  

Global markets are mostly higher Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders aimed at extending coronavirus relief payments for many Americans. 

In Asia, Sydney’s S&P/ASX index gained 1.6%.  Shanghai’s Composite index finished 0.7% higher. Seoul’s KOSPI index earned 1.4%, and the TSEC index in Taipei rose 0.5%.   

In late afternoon trading, Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index was off 0.6%, while the Sensex in Mumbai was up 0.7%.   

The Nikkei in Tokyo was closed for a public holiday. 

European markets are off to a good start, with the FTSE index in London up 0.8%, the CAC-40 in Paris is 0.6% higher, and the DAX index in Frankfurt gaining 0.2%  

In commodities trading, gold continues its record-setting pace, selling at $2,022.80 per ounce, up 0.6%.  U.S. crude oil is trading at $41.82 per barrel, up 1.4%, and Brent crude oil is up one percent, trading at $44.88 per barrel. 

The Dow Jones and S&P 500 are trending positively in futures trading, while the Nasdaq has dipped slightly into negative territory. 

Football news:

Ruben Dias has arrived in Manchester to complete his move to city
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Tony Adams: Leno is not a top-4 goalie. For me, Martinez was number one
Federico Valverde: My job is to run until my legs are numb
Leeds United have offered Bayern 20 million euros for Nuisance. Clubs in final stages of negotiations
Pep has already spent under 480 million on city's defence, and this week broke the club record for spending on a defender
The APL referees will be asked to soften the hand play. But the League cannot deviate from the rules