Stocks, bitcoin, oil: What you need to know as markets kick off 2024

London (CNN) — Stock markets were mixed on the first trading day of 2024, pausing after a robust rally last year that was fueled by bets that major central banks will soon start cutting interest rates. Bitcoin and oil prices moved up.

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