On the global front, Asian stock markets, including China’s, were little changed on Monday, shrugging off news
that the US administration is considering delisting Chinese companies from US stock exchanges. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan was up 0.05 per cent while China's Shanghai stock index slipped 0.2 per cent, Reuters reported.
In commodities, oil prices edged higher, rebounding from a two-week low in the previous session, although gains were checked by concerns about the outlook for the global economy. Brent crude futures rose 21 cents, or 0.3 per cent, to $62.12 a barrel while US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 14 cents, or 0.3 per cent to $56.05 a barrel.