Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after a positive U.S. economic report aided ease concerns over global turmoil related to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
The stock futures stood ahead of the opening bell as given below:
Dow Jones: +0.1%
S&P 500: +0.1%
Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index increased 0.8% to 20,649.16, while Japan’s Nikkei dropped 0.7% to 15,276.24. The Shanghai composite index was flat at 3,016.85 without any noticeable change.
In Europe, Germany’s DAX increased 0.9%, France’s CAC 40 grew 1.1% and Britain’s FTSE 100 increased 1.5%.
U.S stock futures were higher.
At services companies, activity grew last month at a rapid pace since November which is the mark of good health of the U.S. economy. Stockholders will now be expecting a U.S. payrolls report due Friday.
U.S. stocks settled higher on Wednesday as the U.S. government bond yields sprang back from new record lows amongst the market turbulence succeeding the unexpected surprise Brexit vote on June 23.