Overseas markets edged higher Friday and futures are also up. All eyes will be on the nonfarm...

|By:, SA News Editor

Overseas markets edged higher Friday and futures are also up. All eyes will be on the nonfarm payroll report at 8:30.
Asia: Nikkei +1.02% to 9,768. Hang Seng +0.96% to 18,680. Shanghai -0.48% to 2,754. BSE +0.63% to 15,104.
Europe at midday: London +1.2%. Paris +0.9%. Frankfurt +0.3%.
Futures: Dow +0.4% at 8764. S&P +0.45% to 945. Nasdaq +0.25%.
Crude -0.1% to $68.74. Gold -0.5% to $976.50. Treasurys flat.
Euro -0.1% vs. dollar. Yen -0.2%. Pound -0.6%.