U.S. stock futures and international indexes fell on the final trading day of the week after economic data on Thursday suggested that growth was set to slow.
S&P 500 futures fell 0.9% and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures slipped 0.5%. Changes in equity futures don’t necessarily predict moves after the opening bell.
Europe stocks declined Friday. The Stoxx Europe 600 shed 0.8% in morning trade. Energy and utilities sectors led the losses while the consumer staples sector rose.
Red Eléctrica Corp
oración declined 2.3% snapping a three-day winning streak and
The U.K.’s FTSE 100 was lower 0.9%. Other stock indexes in Europe also mostly slipped as France’s CAC 40 lost 0.4%, the U.K.’s FTSE 250 was down 0.6% and Germany’s DAX fell 1%.
The euro and the British pound were up 0.1% against the U.S. dollar and the Swiss franc was flat against the U.S. dollar, with 1 franc buying $1.10.
In commodities, Brent crude declined 0.5% to $74.69 a barrel. Gold also fell 0.1% to $1,828.60 a troy ounce.
The German 10-year bund yield strengthened to minus 0.446% and the yield on U.K. 10-year gilts was down to 0.574%. 10-year U.S. Treasury yields were down to 1.244% from 1.269%. Bond yields move inversely to prices.
Indexes in Asia mostly fell as Hong Kong’s Hang Seng lost 1.9%, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index shed 1.8% and China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite declined 0.4%.
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