U.S. stock-index futures advanced, indicating equities will snap five days of losses, as investors awaited a report on payroll additions in the world’s biggest economy to gauge the outlook for Federal Reserve stimulus.
German stocks advanced, paring their biggest weekly decline since August, before a U.S. employment report that will help investors assess when the Federal Reserve will reduce its monthly bond purchases.
PostNL NV, the Dutch mail service, said it sold about half of its 29.8 percent stake in TNT Express NV to reduce debt, sending the shares of the package-delivery service to the lowest in more than four months.
Deutsche Bank AG is cutting about 200 commodities jobs, joining the world’s largest financial firms in reducing headcount to the lowest since 2009 as prices for everything from energy to metals head for the first annual drop since the recession.
Three years into her home-ownership dream, Martha Orozco has had enough. Stuck in a government- sponsored complex called Parque San Mateo that’s two hours away from her $8,000-a-year job as a hospital secretary in Mexico City, Orozco sees only broken promises and blight all around her.