July 22, 2021 3:39 a.m. ET
U.S. equity futures rose ahead of a wave of earnings reports and unemployment figures expected to hit a new pandemic low.
S&P 500 futures gained 0.2% and Dow Jones Industrial Average futures gained 0.2%. Changes in futures do not necessarily predict movements after the opening bell.
European stocks climbed Thursday for a three-day winning streak. The Stoxx Europe 600 added 0.5% in morning trading. The energy and utilities sectors led the gains while the consumer staples and health care sectors lost ground.
Unilever slipped 3.4% as it posted its fourth straight session of decline.
The UK FTSE 100 rose 0.1%. Other stock indexes in Europe also mostly climbed, with the French CAC 40 gaining 0.5%, the British FTSE 250 increasing 0.6% and the German DAX increasing 0.7%.
The Swiss franc and the pound sterling appreciated 0.1% and 0.3% respectively against the US dollar and the euro remained stable against the US dollar, with 1 euro buying up $ 1.18.
In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude fell 0.1% to $ 72.16 a barrel. Gold was stable at $ 1,802.60 per troy ounce.
German 10-year Bund yields fell to minus 0.399% and UK 10-year government debt known as the Gilts yield fell to 0.592%. The yield on the 10-year US Treasury bill fell to 1.270% from 1.279%. Yields move in the opposite direction of prices.
Asian indices advanced, with the Hong Kong Hang Seng rising 1.6% and China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite 0.3%.
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