The best week for Asian shares in five months and the second six per cent weekly jump in a row in oil prices put global markets in a buoyant mood on Friday, ahead of closely-followed monthly U.S. jobs data.
Britain’s mining index climbed to a four-month high on Friday, with a rally in prices of major industrial metals boosting shares in companies such as Glencore (GLEN.L), Anglo American (AAL.L) and BHP Billiton (BLT.L).
Bank of Japan Deputy Governor Hiroshi Nakaso indicated the central bank is prepared to take its benchmark rate deeper into negative territory, though not immediately.
Next Trading Day’s Important Events
- 06:30 (GMT+3) Bank of Japan Governor Kuroda Speech
- USDJPY: 113.75
- EURUSD: 1.0970
- S&P 500: 1,993.40
- NASDAQ : 4,707.4