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S&P 500 futures fall slightly as investors await Friday’s U.S. jobs data

S&P 500 futures were down slightly early Friday as investors anticipated the November jobs report. Futures contracts linked to the benchmark stock index fell 0.16%. Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 0.1% and Nasdaq 100 futures fell 0.33%. Shares of technology companies were on the move after hours trading after quarterly results. Asana, Zscaler and …

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South Korea GDP, Caixin Manufacturing PMI, Japan Consumer Confidence

Japanese yen strengthens after Powell’s comment on small bulls Temasek’s $245m FTX loss ‘damaged reputation’ of Singapore, Deputy PM says Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong says the state’s sovereign wealth fund investment loss of $275 million in collapsed crypto exchange FTX was “disappointing and caused reputational damage” to the city-state. But the loss of …

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S&P 500 ends 3-day losing streak. Dow jumps 700 points after Powell signals smaller rate hikes

Stocks posted large gains on Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell confirmed that the central bank would slow the pace of its aggressive rate hike campaign that has weighed on markets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed up 737.24 points, or 2.18%, at 34,589.77. Meanwhile, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite jumped 4.41% to 11,468.00. The …

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Dow sheds more than 200 points as investors digest mixed economic signals, await Powell speech

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell on Wednesday as Wall Street scanned new economic data and awaited an afternoon speech on the economy from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. The 30-stock index lost 226 points, or 0.7%. The S&P 500 lost 0.3%, while the Nasdaq Composite climbed 0.1%. Traders were hit by conflicting economic reports …

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China’s factory activity data misses expectations; Asia-Pacific markets mostly higher

Chinese factory activity beats expectations and contracts for second straight month Official China Manufacture Purchasing Managers Index for November came in at 48, below the 50 point mark that separates growth from contraction. That’s below analysts’ expectations polled by Reuters, who had forecast a reading of 49. October’s PMI was 49.2. PMI readings are sequential …

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Stocks fall as Chinese Covid protests dampen market sentiment

Shares fell on Monday as social unrest caused by prolonged Covid restrictions in China weighed on the markets, driving down oil prices — after Wall Street recorded gains during the shortened Thanksgiving holiday week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 160 points, or 0.5%. The S&P 500 and the Nasdaq Composite 0.6% and 0.4%, respectively. …

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Dow rises 150 points as Wall Street looks to close out winning week

The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose on Friday as Wall Street pushed for solid gains in the holiday-shortened trading week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 173 points, or 0.51%. The S&P 500 gained 0.03% and the Nasdaq Composite slipped 0.55%, dragged down by shares of Activision Blizzard, which fell more than 4% following the …

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