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Japanese, U.K. shares, U.S. stock futures rise

  • The Nikkei jumps 1.3% and the FTSE 100 is +0.4% as Japanese and U.K. markets trade while much of Asia and Europe enjoys a day off for May Day.
  • Investors shrug off sluggish Chinese PMI figures as the Fed's upbeat statement yesterday boosts the mood. In Britain, strong housing and manufacturing PMI data might also be helping.
  • Hong Kong, China and India closed.
  • Paris, Frankfurt, Milan, Madrid closed.
  • U.S. stock futures: Dow +0.05%. S&P +0.1%. Nasdaq +0.3%
Comments (2)
  • Humble Value Miner
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    Comments (440) | Send Message
    it's "labor day", in most Europe it is May 1st
    1 May 2014, 07:39 AM Reply Like
  • melissabrittany
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    Comments (41) | Send Message
    I think its time of US, Investors are advised to invest in US companies.
    1 May 2014, 09:17 AM Reply Like
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