Global stocks mostly down

TOKYO, Ramadan 17, 1438, June 12, 2017, SPA — Global stock markets were mostly lower Monday, AP reported.
France’s CAC 40 edged down 0.4 percent to 5,277.37 in early trading, while Germany’s DAX dropped 0.4 percent to 12,762.08. Britain’s FTSE 100 fell 0.2 percent to 7,512.20. U.S. shares were set to drift lower, with Dow futures slipping 0.1 percent to 21,186. S&P 500 futures were also lower, down 0.1 percent, at 2,424,90.
Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.5 percent to finish at 19,908.58. South Korea’s Kospi slipped 1.0 percent to 2,357.87. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 1.3 percent to 25,703.83, while the Shanghai Composite index dipped 0.6 percent to 3,139.88. Trading was closed in Australia for a national holiday.
Benchmark U.S. crude added 8 cents to $45.91 a barrel. It gained 19 cents to $45.83 a barrel in New York last week. Brent crude, used to price international oils, added 11 cents to $48.26 a barrel in London.
The pound was slightly higher at $1.2736, up from $1.2721. The dollar weakened to 110.21 yen from 110.36 late Friday in Asia. The euro strengthened to $1.1225 from $1.1182.
–SPA
12:58 LOCAL TIME 09:58 GMT