4/16/2018, 12:25 PM (Source:
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US markets poised for higher start despite Syria strikes

Stock markets index futures in the United States point to a higher start on Monday despite the US, United Kingdom and France launching airstrikes against Syria over its alleged use of chemical weapons in Douma. The US President Donald Trump described the military action as "perfectly carried out" and hailed its outcome as "mission accomplished." However, Syrian regime's main supporters Russia and Iran, as well as China, condemned the attack and questioned its legality.

The Dow Jones is set for a 0.57% higher start, while the Nasdaq 100 is expected to gain 0.63% at the opening bell. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 is seen 0.57% in the green at the start of the trading day.

The euro was 0.24% higher against the dollar to sell for 1.2359 at 12:23 pm CET.

Breaking the News / FH