jumped at the start of trade on Monday on data showing slowing growth of both new coronavirus cases and the fatalities globally, with the German DAX
rising 2.9% and the U.K. FTSE 100
up 2.1%. The British pound
was lower than Friday’s levels after the coronavirus hospitalization of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Crude-oil futures
edged lower as markets await word on whether the OPEC oil cartel and Russia can agree to production cuts. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rose nearly 800 points.