On the economic front, the Tankan survey showed a decline in the the key diffusion index of large manufacturers in June. But the survey showed large companies are planning to boost their capital spending by 7.4 percent in the financial year through March, up sharply from a previous 0.1% rise forecast in the March survey.
In the currency market, the U.S. dollar traded in the lower
Among other markets in the
The major averages eventually ended the day on opposite sides of the unchanged line. While the Nasdaq rose 10.3 points or 0.2 percent to 4,408.2, the Dow dipped 25.2 points or 0.2 percent to 16,826.6 and the S&P 500 edged down 0.7 points or less than a tenth of a percent to 1,960.2.
Major European markets ended mixed on Monday. While the German DAX index crept up by 0.2 percent, the French CAC 40 index and the
U.S. crude oil ended lower for a third straight session on Monday, amid easing concerns over disruption in supplies from the
Crude oil futures for August delivery ended down
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