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07.12.2018 22:28

Before the bell: S&P futures -0.01%, NASDAQ futures -0.13%

U.S. stock-index futures were flat on Friday, as investors digested weak jobs report, which eased concern about an aggressive tightening of monetary policy by the Fed next year.


Global Stocks:

Index/commodity

Last

Today's Change, points

Today's Change, %

Nikkei

21,678.68

+177.06

+0.82%

Hang Seng

26,063.76

-92.62

-0.35%

Shanghai

2,605.89

+0.71

+0.03%

S&P/ASX

5,681.50

+23.80

+0.42%

FTSE

6,831.45

+127.40

+1.90%

CAC

4,857.07

+76.61

+1.60%

DAX

10,900.41

+89.43

+0.83%

Crude

$53.42


+3.75%

Gold

$1,249.20


+0.45%


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Market focus

  • UK gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.4% in the three months to October
  • In December, the sentix overall index for the economy in Euro Area falls for the 4th time in a row to -0.3
  • St. Louis Fed Chief James Bullard Suggests Fed Hold Rates Steady
  • Fed's Brainard: Gradual Rate Increases Still Appropriate 'In the Near Term'
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