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World markets rise, tracking Wall Street gains on job report

May 7, 2018

Via: ABC News

Shares around the world were mostly higher Monday following strong gains on Wall Street after figures showed the U.S. jobless rate down an 18-year low. The strength of the U.S. economy has helped investors overlook unresolved trade tensions between Washington and Beijing.

KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, Germany’s DAX was up 0.4 percent to 12,889 while the CAC 40 in France rose 0.1 percent to 5,519. British stock markets were closed for a public holiday. Wall Street was headed for modest gains at the open with Dow futures and the broader S&P 500 futures up 0.3 percent.

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