Equity futures rise ahead of jobless billing

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US equity futures rose, with technology-intensive Nasdaq 100 contracts surging jobless numbers and consumer credit data.

S&P 500 futures rose 0.5% and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures rose 0.4%. Nasdaq 100 futures added 0.8%. It is not necessary to predict the market movements once the futures changes open.

In Europe, the stock Europe 600 rose 1.1% in morning trading, driven by gains in the health and real estate sectors.

The UK FTSE 100 rose 1.2%. France’s CAC 40 rose 1.3%, the UK’s FTSE 250 rose 1%, and Germany’s DAX rose 1.3%, so other European stock indexes rose almost as well.

The Swiss franc, euro and pound sterling rose 0.1% against the US dollar.

In commodities, Brent crude fell 0.5% to $80.64 a barrel. Gold rose 0.1% to $1,763.30.

Germany’s 10-year bond yield fell to minus 0.180%, and the 10-year UK government debt, known as the UK bond yield, fell to 1.062%. The yield on the 10-year Treasury has increased from 1.524% to 1.528%. Bond yields move in the opposite direction of price.

In Asia, the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong rose 2.7% and the Nikkei 225 index in Japan rose 0.5%, so the index rose.

Trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.

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