Arseniy Yatsenyuk looked at home with Angela Merkel yesterday as she chaperoned him around an emergency European Union summit. Yet the new Ukraine premier’s chances of getting a permanent seat in the Brussels club are becoming more remote as Russia tightens its grip on his country.
German stocks fell, with the DAX Index heading for its worst weekly drop since January, as investors weighed data that showed U.S. hiring accelerated even as the unemployment rate rose in the world’s largest economy.
U.S. stock futures rallied, signaling the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index will extend a record, as stronger-than-forecast growth in jobs fueled optimism in the economy. The dollar erased losses and Treasuries slid.