Friday Morning Cheat Sheet: 3 Stories Moving Markets
Markets were mixed in Asia on Friday. Japan’s Nikkei fell 0.16 percent to 14,742.42, and the yen weakened to 99.515 against the dollar. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng climbed 1.67 percent to 22,502.51, and in Shanghai, the Composite climbed 0.29 percent to 2,191.85. In India, the Mumbai fell 1.85 percent to 20,263.71 on the back of some policy tightening. In Australia, the ASX All Ordinaries fell 0.34 percent to 5,270.80.
European markets declined in midday trading. London’s FTSE 100 was off 0.2 percent, Germany’s DAX was off 0.15 percent, France’s CAC 40 was off 0.2 percent, and the Euronext 100 index was off 0.15 percent. The euro weakened slightly to 0.7393 against the dollar.
U.S. stock futures were mixed: DJIA: -0.12%, S&P 500: -0.11%, NASDAQ: +0.06%.
Here are three stories to keep an eye on.