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In overnight trading, Japan got caught up with the rest of the world afer a holiday yesterday. However, the European markets are not continuing their inspired performances after yesterday's 4.3-percent rally in the Nasdaq Composite (COMP - 4049.6
). The following were the leading and lagging indexes around the globe: The top four major markets and their respective returns are as follows: Japan (NIKKEI - 18850.9
), up 3.61 percent; Australia (SYIND - 3164.6
), up 1.98 percent; Denmark (CSIND - 257.01
), up 0.15 percent; and Hong Kong (HKIND - 15862
), up 0.09 percent.
The bottom four major markets and their respective returns are as follows: Spain (IBEND - 11002), down 1.53 percent; United Kingdom (FTIND - 6535), down 1.10 percent; Belgium (BELND - 3168.8), down 1.09; and Singapore (SIIND - 2409.7), down 0.99 percent.