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Market roundup for Aug. 26 – Caribbean Business


By on August 26, 2020

SAN JUAN – Global stock markets finished ended Wednesday with record highs. The markets have recovered the more than $ 22 trillion lost from publicly traded stocks around the world. Quite a comeback.

The following vital economic benchmarks showed positive results.

  • Durable Goods New Orders rose to 11.19%, compared to 7.57% last month.
  • Automobile Manufacturing Shipments increased to $ 6.12 billion, up from $ 1.69 billion the previous month and down from $ 9.18 billion last year. This is a rise of 261.6% from the last month but 33.34% less than in 2019.

Finally, the FTSE All-World index climbed 0.9%, to 384.91, eclipsing a high set in February.

On to markets .

  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 28,331.52, up 83.44 points, or 0.3%.
  • The Standard & Poor's 500 Index closed at 3,478.73, up 35.11 points, or 1.02%.
  • The NASDAQ Composite Index closed at 11,665.06, up 198.59 points, or 1.73%.
  • The Birling Capital Puerto Rico Stock Index closed at 1,579.52, down 10.72, or 0.67%.
  • The US Treasury 10-year note closed higher, at 0.69%.
  • The U.S. Treasury 2-year note closed higher, at 0.16%.




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