Payrolls pushed past their U.S. pre- recession peak for the first time in May, a milestone that’s been five years in the making.
China’s stock-index futures swung between gains and losses as the benchmark gauge headed for its first monthly gain since February.
OAO Gazprom sank to a one-week low in New York on concern Ukraine won’t pay the Russian producer money it owes for natural gas supplies by today’s deadline, potentially disrupting shipments through the country.
Japanese stock futures rose, after U.S. equities advanced for the first time in three days amid an unexpected increase in consumer confidence. The yen was little changed against the dollar.
Fewer Americans than forecast filed applications for unemployment benefits last week, a sign the labor market continues to strengthen.
U.S. stock futures maintained losses as a report showed consumer spending barely rose in August after adjusting for inflation.
UBS AG plans to start trading Chinese stock-index futures after turnover more than tripled in the past two years amid growing investor demand for ways to hedge against equity losses.
U.S. stocks tumbled, with the Nasdaq Composite Index falling the most since 2011, as a technology selloff resumed amid concern valuations may be too high at the start of earnings season.
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