EU equities, U.S. futures rise ahead of jobs report

|By:, SA News Editor

European shares and U.S. stock futures are mainly higher as equity markets display a spot of optimism over the U.S. nonfarm payrolls report for March, which is due out later.

Consensus is for 200,000, although there are whisper numbers close to 220,000.

Euro Stoxx 50 is +0.2%, London +0.4%, Paris +0.2%, Frankfurt +0.3%, Milan +0.15%, Madrid flat.

U.S. stock futures: Dow +0.1%, S&P +0.1%, Nasdaq +0.1%