Men watch the electronic stock indicator of a securities firm in Tokyo on Sept. 30, 2013.
(Photo: Shizuo Kambayashi, AP)
(USATODAY.com) - Wall Street investors were reacting calmly to the partial shutdown of the U.S government.
Ahead of the start to regular trading on Tuesday, the three major benchmark indexes all rose.
Dow Jones industrial average index futures added 0.2%, Standard & Poor's 500 index futures rose 0.3% and Nasdaq index futures were up 0.3%.
Global markets shook off the funding impasse over extending the government's budget, with stocks in Japan buoyed by the latest "tankan" survey of business confidence. The Nikkei 225 rose 0.2% to 14, 484. 72. Markets in mainland China and Hong Kong are closed for public holidays.
Most European markets were similarly unbowed. Britain's FTSE 100 index dipped modestly but benchmarks in Germany, France and Italy all saw gains of around 0.3%.
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"Markets have become more and more rational over the last 24 months, particularly when they've seen central banks ... all working very closely together to make sure their economies are supported," said Evan Lucas, market analyst at IG in Melbourne, Australia.
In the run-up to the shutdown, stocks fell Monday. The Dow dropped 0.8% to close at 15,129.67. The S&P 500 fell 0.6% to 1,681.55. The Nasdaq fell nearly 0.3% to 3,771.48.
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Benchmark oil for November delivery was down 35 cents to $101.98 per barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract grade fell 54 cents to close at $102.33 a barrel on the Nymex on Monday.
Contributing: Associated Press