FILE - Signage is seen outside the entrance of the London Stock Exchange, in London, Britain. Aug 23, 2018.
FILE - Signage is seen outside the entrance of the London Stock Exchange, in London, Britain, Aug 23, 2018.

European markets are mixed at the midday point Tuesday, mirroring Asian markets’ performance earlier in the day.   

London’s FTSE index is down 1.1%, the CAC-40 in Paris is trading 0.4% higher, and Frankfurt’s DAX index is up 0.7%.    

The Nikkei index in Tokyo lost 1.6 points during its trading session, but was unchanged percentage-wise. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index gained nearly 8 points, but was also unchanged. Shanghai’s Composite index closed 0.4% higher, and Mumbai’s Sensex was up 0.7%.    

Sydney’s S&P/ASX index was down 1.7%. The KOSPI index in Seoul gained one percent, while Taipei’s TSEC index was up 0.8%.
 
In commodities trading, gold was selling at $1,996.40 per ounce, up about 1.0%. U.S. crude oil is trading at $43.10 per barrel, up 1.1%, while Brent crude oil, the international standard, has rebounded from its earliest losses, selling at $45.87 per barrel, up 1.3%

All three major U.S. indices are still trending positively in futures trading ahead of Wall Street’s opening bell.