Indian Morning Briefing: Asian Markets Broadly Lower Amid Holiday Thinned Trading

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GLOBAL MARKETS 
DJIA         34584.88   -166.44   -0.48% 
Nasdaq       15043.97   -137.96   -0.91% 
S&P 500       4432.99    -40.76   -0.91% 
FTSE 100      6963.64    -63.84   -0.91% 
Nikkei Stock  Closed 
Hang Seng    24134.54   -786.22   -3.15% 
Kospi          Closed 
SGX Nifty*   17443.00   -158.5    -0.90% 
*Sept contract 
 
USD/JPY 109.88-89   -0.10% 
Range   110.04   109.89 
EUR/USD 1.1714-17   -0.09% 
Range   1.1735   1.1711 
 
CBOT Wheat Dec $7.086 per bushel 
Spot Gold     $1,752.40/oz  -0.1% 
Nymex Crude (NY) $71.98    -$0.63 
 
 
U.S. STOCKS 

U.S. stocks fell and bond yields rose as new data on consumer sentiment was slightly below expectations, raising fresh questions about the pace of economic growth and the inflation outlook.

The S&P 500 dropped 40.76 points, or 0.9%, to 4432.99, pushing the index into the red for the week. The Nasdaq Composite fell 137.96 points, also losing 0.9%, to 15043.97 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average…

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