Global stock markets were mixed on Tuesday (Dec. 5) on concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic prospect. United States (US) stocks gained as investors welcomed upbeat manufacturing data and refocused on a vaccine-driven global economic recovery. Meanwhile, investors await Georgia’s special elections that determine control of the Senate. A blue-wave victory, where Democrats take control of both houses, could pave the way to the approval of more fiscal stimulus in Washington.

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