Advertising sources reported that the number of confirmed cases of Covid virus 19 reached 12 million and 800 thousand cases, as the largest number of infections was recorded with a total of 839,850 cases, while the number of deaths in the same country reached 134,654 deaths, and India came second 22,674 cases were recorded, followed by Russia, where the number of deaths reached more than 11,335 deaths, while 727,162 new cases were confirmed.
Follow-up with Japanese stocks : The Nikkei index rose 1.35% this morning, recording 22591.81 points, and the broader Topix index increased 1.43 percent to 1557.17 points.
Oil prices fell against the rise of yellow metal prices :
Today, oil prices fell by 0.74% to settle at $ 42.92 a barrel, while West Texas crude fell by 0.18% to $ 40.22 a barrel.
On the other hand, gold prices rose by 0.75%, to settle at the price of $ 1,800 an ounce, especially amid continuing numbers of infections with the deadly virus.
Gold futures fell at the beginning of the day, stabilizing at $ 1,807.15 an ounce, up to 0.29%, to rise again.