The world is taking stock of Friday’s unemployment picture (and credit growth), and it’s ignoring Greece for now.
Here’s how world markets have been moving.
- Japan’s Nikkei ended up over 2.09%.
- Hong Kong also gained about 2%.
- Shanghai gained a more modest .7%.
Everything had been looking great early on and when Asia closed. But in just the last several minutes things have turned down (a little).
- Gold is rough tly flat, hanging out just over $1130/oz.
- The euro had been on fire, though it’s given back a bit.
- The Dax and the FTSE are down just a few ticks.
- US futures had been heading higher, but are now pointing down.
As for other news you should be aware of
- Oil is above $82.
- AIG is selling its Alico unit to MetLife for $15.5 billion.
- Shell and PetroChina have made a $3.3 billion bid for an Australian gas field.