European stocks are up a hair ahead of construction figures later Wednesday.
Here’s the scorecard:
France’s CAC 40 is up 0.17%
Germany’s DAX is up 0.33%
The UK’s FTSE 100 is down 0.11%
Italy’s FTSE MIB is rising, up 0.50% after opening down
Spain’s IBEX is down 0.15%
Asian markets closed down. Japan’s Nikkei finished 0.32% down after some heavy volatility in recent weeks, and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng finished down 0.66%.
US futures are up a smidgen, too: the Dow is 23 points higher, and the S&P 500 is up 0.51%.
There are also two sets of central bank minutes out Wednesday: at 9.30 a.m. GMT, the Bank of England’s minutes for the latest monetary policy meeting will be released, followed by the Fed’s at 7 p.m. GMT.
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