Thursday Morning Cheat Sheet: 3 Stories Moving Markets
Markets mostly advanced in Asia on Thursday. The Nikkei edged up 0.08 percent to 14,064.80 following a generally upbeat announcement from the Bank of Japan. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng climbed 1.22 percent to 22,598.00, and in Shanghai, the composite fell 0.24 percent to 2,122.43. The S&P/ASX 200 fell 0.37 percent to 5,142.51.
Major European markets advanced in midday trading. Germany’s DAX was up 0.48 percent, London’s FTSE 100 was up 0.64 percent, and the STOXX 50 index was up 0.61 percent. U.S. futures were mixed following a strong labor market report.
U.S. futures at 8:50 a.m.: DJIA: -0.03%, S&P 500: +0.05%, NASDAQ: +0.06%.
Here are three stories to keep an eye on.