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Wall St closed mixed as US Congress fractures the thought of a government shutdown. The US government has been dominating news headlines recently after a group of Republicans refused to support funding legislation until government agencies impose stricter border provisions, which has seen the US now facing a government shut down. The tech heavy Nasdaq closed Monday’s session 0.67% higher whilst the S&P 500 traded flat and the Dow Jones closed marginally lower. In terms of US stocks, Discover shares finished Monday up nearly 5% with Nvidia and medical device manufacturer Insulet gaining over 3% yesterday.
Over in Europe, markets closed lower on Monday following the STOXX600 ending it’s worst performing quarter of the year. The UK’s FTSE100 retreated 1.28% with the German DAX and French CAC following suit both closing just over 0.90% lower each.
Locally yesterday, markets closed 0.22% lower with the consumer staples and health sectors leading losses. This was however, offset by a 0.64% rise in the utilities sector.
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