European stock markets rose in both the regular session and in
futures action as jobs growth in the United States was solid for a
third straight month in February. Across The Pond, the Greek debt
swap was moving along without major incident. As a result,
Germany's Dax Index rose the most, higher by 1.07% at 6,907.49. The
FTSE 100 Index is at 5,896.64, up 36.91 and 0.63%. The French CAC
40 Index is at 3,504.06, up 25.70 and 0.74%. Each has continued to
climb in the futures market, with the Dax Index higher by
In the United States, employers added 227,000 jobs in February
to hold the unemployment rate at a three-year low of 8.3%. More
goods news from the United States as not only did jobs growth come
in better than the 210,000 mark expected by economists, but the
Department of Labor said that 61,000 more jobs were created in
December and January than previously estimated.
It has been a bullish week and year for the National Bank of
) with the debt crisis abating. The National Bank of Greece is up
10.94% for the last week of trading. Year to date, the National
Bank of Greece has risen 79.29%. Over the last 52 weeks of trading,
however, the euro zone debt crisis has taken its toll as the
National Bank of Greece is off by 59.43%.
EUROPEAN STOCK MARKETS
*Dow Jones Euro STOXX is at 2,528.05, up 13.83 and 0.55%.
*FTSE 100 Index is at 5,896.64, up 36.91 and 0.63%.
*CAC 40 Index is at 3,504.06, up 25.70 and 0.74%.
*DAX Index is at 6,907.49, up 72.95 and 1.07%.
EUROPEAN STOCK FUTURES
*Dow Jones Euro STOXX 50 is at2,529.00, up 15.00.
*FTSE 100 Index is at 5,888.50, up 35.00.
*CAC 40 10 EURO Index is at 3,504.50, up 26.00.
*DAX Index is at 6,906.00, up 72.00.
*UBS Bloomberg CMCI Index (
) is at 1,622.89, up 1.57%.
*Standard & Poor's GSCI (
) is at 703.06, up 5.44%.
*RJ/CRB Commodity (
) is at 315.06, down -0.98%.
*Rogers International Commodity Index (RCT) is at 3,871.88, up
) is at $1,683.50, down $15.20 and 0.90%.
*Oil (USO) is at $106.73, up $0.15 and 0.14%.
*Corn (CORN) is at $635.50, down $3.25 and 0.51%.
*Copper (JJC) is at $379.950, up $0.800 and 0.21%.
*EUR/USD (FXE) is at $1.3125, down 1.13%.
*GBP/USD (FXB) is at $1.5706, down 0.78%.
*USD/JPY (YCL) is at 82.320, up 0.96%.