Global Stocks Little Changed to End the Week
Global stocks wavered a day after technology stocks dragged Wall
Street lower amid disappointing jobless numbers.
In the U.S., S&P 500 futures were flat and futures tied to
the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down less than 0.1%. Changes
in futures don't necessarily predict market moves after the markets
In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 were little changed in morning
trade as gains in consumer discretionary and materials sectors were
tempered by losses in energy and industrials sectors.
SSP Group jumped 2.4% snapping a three-session losing
John Wood Group fell 2.2%, posted its fourth consecutive session
The FTSE 100, which is dominated by large international
businesses, traded mostly flat and shed 0.1%.
Other stock indexes in Europe also mostly climbed as France's
CAC 40 climbed 0.3%, U.K.'s FTSE 250 gained 0.1%, and Germany's DAX
The Swiss franc and the euro were up 0.1% and 0.2% respectively
against the U.S. dollar and the British pound was flat against the
U.S. dollar, with 1 pound buying $1.40.
In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude slipped 1.4%
to $63.01 a barrel. Gold also slipped 0.2% to $1,771.50 a troy
The yield on German 10-year bunds was up to minus 0.328% and the
yield on 10-year U.K. government debt known as gilts strengthened
to 0.646%. The 10-year U.S. Treasury yield was up to 1.298% from
1.286%. Yields move inversely to prices.
Stocks in Asia were mixed as China's benchmark Shanghai
Composite rose 0.6% after falling as much as 1.1% earlier, whereas
Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 0.1% and Japan's Nikkei 225 index
was lower 0.7%.
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(END) Dow Jones Newswires
February 19, 2021 04:15 ET (09:15 GMT)
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