Monday Outlook: Stocks climb even as pandemic rages

Oil prices mixed; dollar in narrow range; gold inches up

  
People are reflected in an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan January 14, 2016. Asian shares skidded on Thursday in the wake of steep losses on Wall Street, while a rout in oil and commodities prices, with crude plumbing 12-year lows, heightened fears about the global economy. Japan's Nikkei cratered 3.9 percent, as downbeat domestic data added to the gloom.

People are reflected in an electronic board displaying Japan's Nikkei share average outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan January 14, 2016. Asian shares skidded on Thursday in the wake of steep losses on Wall Street, while a rout in oil and commodities prices, with crude plumbing 12-year lows, heightened fears about the global economy. Japan's Nikkei cratered 3.9 percent, as downbeat domestic data added to the gloom.

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Asia shares climb as China blue chips hit 5-year peak
Some U.S. states delay reopenings as pandemic rages

Oil prices mixed as coronavirus spike casts shadow over U.S. demand
Brent up 0.3%, extending jump last week on tighter supply

Dollar in narrow range, yen falls as stocks rise
Economic data may give some spark to dollar, euro

Gold inches up as rising COVID-19 cases boost safe-haven demand
Spot gold was up 0.1% to $1,775.97 per ounce by 0031 GMT


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