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Overnight, other markets felt the pressure from Wall Street's lackluster close. Five of 18 world markets are higher thus far. On average, overseas markets fell by 0.17 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: Japan (TOPIX - 1732.8), up 3.10 percent; France (CACND - 6543), up 2.07 percent; Japan (NIKKEI - 20706.6), up 1.63 percent; and Ireland (ISQND - 5487.5), up 0.49 percent.
The bottom four major markets and their respective returns are as follows: Denmark (CSIND - 295.45), down 1.45 percent; Sweden (AFFND - 6284), down 1.44 percent; Israel (ISRND - 533.96), down 1.34 percent; and Singapore (SIIND - 2181.5), down 1.18 percent.