Monday Morning Cheat Sheet: 3 Stories Moving Markets
Markets advanced in Asia on Monday. Japan’s Nikkei was closed for a national holiday, although the yen was slightly strong at 98.87 against the dollar. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng advanced 1.47 percent to 23,252.41, and in Shanghai, the Composite fell 0.22 percent to 2,231.40. In India, the Mumbai Sensex gained 0.05 percent to 18,742.47. In Australia, the ASX All Ordinaries index climbed 0.52 percent to 5,241.70.
European markets advanced in midday trading. Germany’s DAX was up 1.27 percent, London’s FTSE 100 was up 0.89 percent, and the STOXX 50 index was up 0.95 percent.
U.S. futures at 8:30 a.m.: DJIA: +1.04%, S&P 500: +1.03%, NASDAQ: +0.91%%
Here are three stories to keep an eye on.