U.S. stock futures rose ahead of updated figures on U.S. economic growth and the number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits.
Futures on the S&P 500 were up 0.3% and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 0.4%. The contracts don’t necessarily predict market moves after the markets open.
In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 added 0.5% in morning trade. Utilities and materials sectors led gains while energy and real-estate sectors lost ground.
declined 3.3% for a two-session losing streak and
The U.K.’s FTSE 100 gained 0.2%. Other stock indexes in Europe also mostly climbed as France’s CAC 40 climbed 0.6%, the U.K.’s FTSE 250 added 0.2% and Germany’s DAX rose 0.7%.
The euro strengthened 0.1% against the U.S. dollar, with 1 euro buying $1.19. Meanwhile, the Swiss franc and the British pound were flat against the dollar.
In commodities, Brent crude was up 0.4% to $74.78 a barrel. Gold slipped 0.4% to $1,776.40 a troy ounce.
German 10-year bund yields gained to minus 0.162% and the U.K. 10-year gilts yield rose to 0.792%. 10-year U.S. Treasury yields were up to 1.501% from 1.486%. Yields move inversely to prices.
In Asia, indexes mostly climbed as Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 0.2%, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index meandered after the flat line, and China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite was largely flat.
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