Global markets update: US stocks rise, European shares end flat

John Deck

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S&P 500 rises 0.26%; Dow Jones Industrial Average gains 0.14% and the Nasdaq Composite edges up 0.27% 

The global stock markets were mixed on Monday with US equities closing higher and European stocks flat.

China’s lower-than-expected  gross domestic product (GDP) target weighed on investors’ sentiment across the globe. 

US stocks pared early gains on Monday after yields on US 10-year treasury rose. 

The S&P 500 rose 0.26%. The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 0.14% and the Nasdaq Composite edged up 0.27%. 

Treasury yields surged after data showed new orders for US-manufactured goods in January fell less than expected

European shares also pared their gains after European Central Bank (ECB) officials indicated more interest rate hikes. After an initial rise, the STOXX 600 index ended flat on Monday. 

China has set an economic growth target for this year at around 5%, lower than last year's 5.5% GDP target.

Asian shares were mostly higher on Monday. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.44%.

Hong Kong's Hang Seng index rose less than 0.1%. Shanghai Composite index fell 0.2%. 

Japan's Nikkei index soared 1.11%. South Korea’sKOSPI gained 1.1%.

Gold prices fell on Monday after hitting near three-week high. Spot gold dropped 0.5% at $1,846.54 per ounce by 1956 GMT. Spot silver dipeed 1.1% to $21.01 per ounce. 

Crude oil prices rose on Monday on hopes of rising demand from China.

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