A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange…
A man wearing a face mask walks past a bank's electronic board showing the Hong Kong share index at Hong Kong Stock Exchange, July 20, 2020.

Global markets were mixed Monday as investors awaited news from Brussels, where European Union leaders negotiated details of a coronavirus pandemic economic rescue package.   

In Asia, the Nikkei gained 21 points, but was virtually unchanged in terms of percentages. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index fell 0.1% in late afternoon trading, while the Shanghai Composite index was up 3.1%.   

Sydney’s S&P/ASX index lost 0.5%, the KOSPI index in Seoul closed 0.1% lower, and Taiwan’s TSEC lost 7 points, but was virtually unchanged. Mumbai’s Sensex gained nearly 400 points during the trading day.   

In Europe, some indexes gained after a slow start. London’s FTSE index was 0.5% lower in late afternoon trading, while the CAC-40 in Paris was up almost 0.4% and the DAX index in Frankfurt was up 0.8%. In their fourth day of talks, European Union leaders remained deadlocked on the details of an $857 billion recovery package.   

In oil trading, U.S. crude oil was selling at $40.20 per barrel, down 0.9%, and Brent crude oil was also down 0.9% at $42.75 per barrel.   

In the United States, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down nearly 0.2% in futures trading, while the Nasdaq was up 1.5% and the S&P 500 was up .4%. Investors this week are bracing for quarterly results from nearly 500 companies.