Friday Morning Cheat Sheet: 3 Stories Moving Markets
Markets were mixed in Asia on Friday. Japan’s Nikkei fell 1.45 percent to 13,860.80, and the yen edged slightly down to 99.72 against the dollar despite a strong reading of the Coincident Index. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng climbed 0.1 percent to 22,621.20, and in Shanghai, the Composite climbed 0.83 percent to 2,139.99. The S&P/ASX 200 edged up 0.05 percent to 5,144.99.
European markets advanced in midday trading. Germany’s DAX was up 0.37 percent, London’s FTSE 100 was up 0.4 percent, and the Stoxx 50 index was up 0.75 percent. U.S. stock futures advanced in the wake of a positive jobs report.
U.S. futures at 8:45 a.m.: DJIA: +0.38%, S&P 500: +0.39%, NASDAQ: +0.34%.
Here are three stories to keep an eye on.