It’s a mixed picture in Europe’s markets this morning.
Britain’s FTSE 100 is up 0.3%.
France’s CAC 40 is flat.
Germany’s DAX is up 0.2%.
Spain’s IBEX is flat.
This comes after a series of Flash PMI reports, which revealed that Germany continues to grow at a healthy pace as France slipped into contraction.
Asian markets closed in the green with Japan’s Nikkei up 2.1% and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng up 0.5%.
Overnight, we learned that China’s Flash PMI climbed to a 5-month high of 49.7 in May, beating expectations for a 48.3 print.
“The HSBC Chinese PMI has bounced and given markets a better feel this morning,” said Societe Generale’s Kit Juckes.
U.S. futures are modestly higher with Dow futures up 19 points and S&P 500 futures up 1 point.
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