Consumer sentiment data to be out at 10 am
European stocks fell on Friday, with two days of losses. The Stockx Europe 600 was down 1.3% in morning trading, pulled down by declines in the health and real estate sectors.
The UK’s FTSE 100 fell 0.9%. Other stock indexes in Europe also slipped mostly as France’s CAC 40 was down 1.1%, the UK’s FTSE 250 fell 1.2% and Germany’s DAX dropped 1.3%.
The euro gained 0.1% against the dollar, with 1 euro buying at $1.16. Meanwhile, the Swiss franc and the British pound were flat against the US dollar.
Among commodities, international benchmark Brent crude fell 0.2% to $78.13 a barrel. Gold was flat at $1,757.40 per troy ounce.
The yield on the German 10-year bond was down to minus 0.212% and the 10-year UK government debt, known as the gilts yield, was down to 0.909%. The 10-year US Treasury yield fell from 1.528% to 1.493%. Bond yields move inversely to prices.
In Asia, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index fell 2.3%.
—An artificial-intelligence device was used in the making of this article.