Usually, 31 December, all the world markets do not work, but this year was no exception, most markets will operate normally, but some will close a little earlier than usual.
Since the US stock markets, NYSE and Nasdaq on Thursday will operate as normal, 00 to 16 EDT. On Friday, January 1 - output, trade will resume as early as Monday, January 4th. At the same time, bond markets will work abbreviated schedule - Bidding will be conducted December 31 to 14 only 00 futures market in Chicago on Thursday will be open until 12 00 Central Time. Nymex and Comex will operate as usual. The market for energy futures on Globex will work as usual on Thursday, Friday is the weekend. As for the European markets, the Thursday they will work on your schedule - British markets will be closed in December 30 London time, but the French and German market on Thursday will be output. Japan's stock market will be closed on December 31 and January 1 and will resume Monday. Plan your work in the foreign exchange market through the schedule of sessions for Forex.