European markets after Asian markets show growth

US index futures fell ahead of the publication of the next report of the Ministry of labor.

European stock indexes on Thursday showed mostly positive dynamics, continuing the trend noted during trading in Asia.

London’s FTSE and Frankfurt’s DAX each added 0.5 percent, while the CAC-40 in Paris fell slightly.

Asian financial markets had a particularly good day: Australia, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Shanghai showed growth by the end of trading. Japan’s Nikkei index suffered small losses amid an increase in the number of cases of coronavirus infection in the country.

Futures on the US Dow Jones, S&P and NASDAQ declined: investors are anxiously waiting for the next report of the Ministry of labor on unemployment.

Oil markets gained some ground on Thursday, with US crude oil rising 3 percent to $ 25 a barrel, while benchmark Brent crude added nearly 2 percent, topping $ 33 a barrel.

Investors hope that an agreement will be reached at the end of the OPEC-Russia meeting on Thursday to limit production volumes amid a sharp drop in demand due to the pandemic.

Author: Flyn Braun
Graduated from Cambridge University. Previously, he worked in various diferent news media. Currently, it is a columnist of the us news section in the Free News editors.
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