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16.05.2018 21:26

Before the bell: S&P futures -0.07%, NASDAQ futures -0.04%

U.S. stock-index futures were flat on Wednesday as investors assessed the impact of a surge in bond yields, mixed statistics on the housing market and industrial production, and North Korea's threat to walk away from planned meeting between its leader Kim Jong Un and the U.S. President Donald Trump in June, if Washington insists it unilaterally gives up its nuclear weapons.


Global Stocks:

Index/commodity

Last

Today's Change, points

Today's Change, %

Nikkei

22,717.23

-100.79

-0.44%

Hang Seng

31,110.20

-41.83

-0.13%

Shanghai

3,169.71

-22.41

-0.70%

S&P/ASX

6,107.00

+9.20

+0.15%

FTSE

7,734.43

+11.45

+0.15%

CAC

5,561.72

+8.56

+0.15%

DAX

13,007.38

+37.34

+0.29%

Crude

$71.07


-0.34%

Gold

$1,286.30


-0.31%


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Market focus

  • ECB's Weidmann says first ECB rate hike could follow the end of QE more closely than in the U.S
  • Industrial producer prices rose by 0.1% in the euro area (EA19) and by 0.2% in the EU28
  • European Commission forecasts Euro Zone inflation will accelerate to 1.6 pct y/y in 2019 from 1.5 pct y/y seen in 2018
  • UK service providers signalled a modest rebound in business activity - Markit
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