Friday Morning Cheat Sheet: 3 Stories Moving Markets
Major markets were mixed in Asia on Friday as the U.S. government plodded into its fourth day of a partial shutdown. In Japan, the Nikkei fell 0.94 percent to 14,024.31 and closed the week down about 5 percent. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng fell 0.33 percent to 23,138.54, and in Shanghai, the Composite climbed 0.68 percent to 2,174.66. In India, the Mumbai Sensex climbed 0.07 percent to 19,915.95. In Australia, the ASX All Ordinaries fell 0.5 percent to 5,205.9.
European markets were also mixed in midday trading. In the U.K., the FTSE 100 was up 0.15 percent; in Germany, the DAX was off 0.02 percent; in France, the CAC 40 was up 0.53 percent; and the Euronext 100 index was up 0.38 percent.
U.S. equities, which closed lower on Thursday, advanced in pre-market trading. At 8:35 a.m., Dow futures were up 0.13 percent, S&P 500 futures were up 0.18 percent, and Nasdaq futures were up 0.2 percent.
Here are three stories to keep an eye on.