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Wall Street's lackluster close has not inspired confidence around the globe with many of the major markets sinking overnight. Only five of 17 world markets are higher thus far. 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: Australia (SYIND - 3172.5), up 1.23 percent; Italy (MILND - 31110), up 0.45 percent; Spain (IBEND - 11985), up 0.38 percent; and Sweden (AFFND - 6127.3), up 0.16 percent.
The bottom four major markets and their respective returns are as follows: Finland (HEXND - 16094), down 2.18 percent; Japan (NIKKEI - 19710), down 1.49 percent; Denmark (CSIND - 264.64), down 1.35 percent; and Belgium (BELND - 2780.4), down 1.23 percent.