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The negaitve U.S. sentiment continues to weigh on global markets. Three of 17 world markets are higher thus far. On average the overseas markets fell by 1.41 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: Israel (ISRND - 523.36), up 0.81 percent; Switzerland (SMIND - 7757), up 0.49 percent; United Kingdom (FTIND - 6068), up 0.38 percent; and France (CACND - 6192), down 0.06 percent.
The bottom four major markets and their respective returns are as follows: Finland (HEXND - 14843), down 6.45 percent; Japan (TOPIX - 1522.4), down 3.54 percent; Singapore (SIIND - 1936), down 2.83 percent; and Japan (NIKKEI - 16386), down 2.80 percent.