Thursday Morning Cheat Sheet: 3 Stories Moving Markets
Markets were mixed in Asia on Thursday. Japan’s Nikkei fell 0.26 percent to 14,387.30, while the yen strengthened slightly to 99.46 against the dollar. In Hong Kong, the Hang Seng gained 0.07 percent to 22,953.72, and in Shanghai, the Composite gained 0.64 percent to 2,255.60. The S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.15 percent to 5,242.50.
European markets edged higher in midday trading. Germany’s DAX was up 0.06 percent, London’s FTSE 100 was up 0.12 percent, and the STOXX 50 index was up 0.02 percent. The euro was trading at 1.329.
U.S. stock futures at 8:50 a.m.: DJIA: +0.03%, S&P 500: -0.01%, NASDAQ: +0.13%.
Here are three stories to keep an eye on.