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European stocks edge lower as investors eye the spread of the Delta variant, while China’s tech sector weighs regulatory scrutiny

LoadingSomething is loading. European markets opened mostly lower on Monday as the spread of the Delta variant had a dampening effect on some of the reopening bullishness, while US markets were closed, meaning trading volumes would likely be thinner. London's FTSE 100 fell 0.02%, the Euro Stoxx 50 fell 0.4%, and Frankfurt's DAX fell 0.5%.US markets were clos...
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US stocks hover near record highs at the start of the 2nd half of 2021, but the Delta variant knocks Asian equities and boosts the dollar

A stock trader claps at the end of trade at the New York Stock Exchange EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP via Getty Images US stocks traded near record-highs on Thursday, while Asian markets dipped on worries over the Delta variant. But according to JPMorgan, the variant's spread doesn't pose a risk to the stock market. The S&P 500 recorded one of its strongest first-half performances in 23 years this year. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. US stocks hovered near record-highs on the arrival of the second half of the year on Thursday, but investor sentiment that has been dampened by the spread of the Delta variant put Asian markets on a weaker footing.Futures on the Dow Jones, and Nasdaq rose between 0.2% and 0.4%, suggesting a higher start to tradin...