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The malaise continues around the globe today, although European markets showed signs of strength. Five of 17 world markets are higher thus far. On average, the overseas markets fell by 0.76 percent. In overnight trading, the following were the leading and lagging indices around the globe. The top four major markets and their respective returns are as follows: Switzerland (SMIND - 7639), up 0.62 percent; Denmark (CSIND - 285.36), up 0.61 percent; Belgium (BELND - 2856.7), up 0.58 percent; and United Kingdom (FTIND - 6158), up 0.56 percent. The bottom four major markets and their respective returns are as follows: Finland (HEXND - 16424), down 4.09 percent; Hong Kong (HKIND - 14493), down 1.92 percent; Spain (IBEND - 10870), down 1.82 percent; and Singapore (SIIND - 2057.2), down 1.55 percent.