Global Markets Show Muted Reaction To U.K. Terror Attack

(Kitco News) - World stock markets were mixed in overnight trading, with Asian shares mostly weaker and European stocks mostly firmer. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward slightly higher openings when the New York day session begins. Gold prices are slightly lower in pre-U.S. trading.

The world markets have not shown significant reactions to the terror bombing attack at a concert in Manchester, England that killed nearly two dozen young people and injured scores. These major terror attacks that occur a few times each year, unfortunately, are not surprising to the markets any more.

Major economic focal points of market watchers this week are the Federal Reserve's FOMC minutes released on Wednesday afternoon and an OPEC meeting that begins Thursday.

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