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U.S. stock index futures point to higher open Wall Street was set to edge higher on Thursday, with investors eyeing retail sales data, due before the market opens.  Full Article  

Nikkei tops 10,000 to 8-month high, US rates weigh TOKYO, June 11 (Reuters) – The Nikkei average briefly edged above 10,000 to an eight-month high on Thursday before slipping 0.1 per cent on the day, with worries about rising U.S. interest rates offsetting a jump in steel shares on a brokerage upgrade.  Full Article  

HK shares finish flat; China stocks slip on IPO worries 4:45am EDT  HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, June 11 (Reuters) – Hong Kong shares shuffled sideways in a skittish session on Thursday, taking a breather after the previous session’s sharp ascent, as local property stocks were beaten down on worries about rising interest rates.  Full Article  

European shares flat, trade thin ahead U.S. data 4:49am EDT Health care top gainer; Morgan Stanley upgrades Glaxo  Full Article  

FTSE flat early on; miners, oils down; pharmas up 4:19am EDT LONDON, June 11 (Reuters) – Britain’s leading share index was flat in early trade on Thursday with weakness in heavyweight oils and miners balanced by gains in pharma issues supported by a Morgan Stanley sector upgrade.  Full Article  

Oil rises above $72, IEA demand outlook supports

Dollar eases, focus on U.S. auction

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