U.S. futures for the S&P 500 were up 0.3% and futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.1%. Changes in futures do not necessarily predict movements after the opening bell.

In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 gained 0.3% in morning trading. TUI rose 6.6% and Idorsia added 6.6%. On the other hand, Merck slipped 14%, and British American Tobacco sunk 6.7%. The FTSE 100 added 0.3%. Other stocks in Europe were up as France's CAC 40 increased 0.2% and Germany's DAX climbed 0.1%.

The Wall Street Journal Dollar Index dropped 0.1% to 98.19.

In commodities, Brent crude climbed 0.3% to $77.41 a barrel, and WTI crude climbed 0.1% to $72.38 a barrel.

The German 10-year Bund yield declined by 2 basis points to 2.229% from 2.25%, and the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury was flat at 4.171%. Bond prices and yields move in opposite directions.

Stocks in Asia were mixed as Japan's Nikkei 225 index gained 2%, whereas Hong Kong's Hang Seng gained 0.8%. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite fell 0.1%.

 

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(END) Dow Jones Newswires

December 06, 2023 03:49 ET (08:49 GMT)

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