US: Dow, S&P 500 open lower on last day of rough quarter

[NEW YORK] The Dow and S&P 500 opened lower on Thursday as investors focused on the raging conflict in Ukraine and the outlook for US interest rate hikes, with the main indexes set for their worst quarter since the pandemic crash in 2020.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 27.29 points or 0.08 per cent, at the open to 35,201.52.

The S&P 500 opened lower by 3.43 points or 0.07 per cent at 4,599.02, while the Nasdaq Composite gained 2.50 points or 0.02 per cent to 14,444.78 at the opening bell. REUTERS

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