Consumer spending data and sentiment index for April due on Friday
European shares advanced to a three-season winning streak on Friday. The Stockx Europe 600 rose 0.5% in morning trading. The materials and industrial sectors led the gains while the financial and energy sectors lost ground.
Glencore gained 2.5% and Johnson Matthey plc rose 2.3%.
The UK’s FTSE 100 followed the flat line. Other stock indexes in Europe climbed mostly as France’s CAC 40 rose 0.6%, the UK’s FTSE 250 rose 0.1% and Germany’s DAX rose 0.4%.
The Swiss franc was down 0.1% against the US dollar, buying 1 franc at $1.04. The euro strengthened 0.1% against the dollar, with 1 euro trading at .
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07. The British pound was mostly flat against the US dollar, with 1 pound buying $1.26.
In commodities, international benchmark Brent crude slipped 0.3% to $113.87 a barrel. Gold rose 0.3% to $1,853.80 per troy ounce.
The German 10-year Bund yield fell to 0.983% and the 10-year UK government debt yield, known as the gilt yield, fell to 1.962%. The 10-year US Treasury yield remained unchanged at 2.756%. Bond prices and yields move in opposite directions.
In Asia, the index climbed mostly as Hong Kong’s Hang Seng rose 2.3%, Japan’s Nikkei 225 index rose 0.7% and China’s benchmark Shanghai Composite rose 0.2%.
—An artificial-intelligence device was used in the making of this article.
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