|FTSE Small Cap||4,540.88||-0.02%||-0.76|
|FTSE AIM 50||3,921.66||-0.32%||-12.65|
|FTSE MIB Index||17,923.90||-0.07%||-11.77|
|Euro Stoxx 50||2,940.35||0.05%||1.60|
|Dow Jones I.A.||17,660.71||0.05%||9.45|
US stocks finished mostly lower on Thursday after weak economic data as traders looked ahead to the non-farm payrolls report.
Crude oil futures ended the session higher after Saudi Arabia increased its prices for oil cargoes heading to Asia in June by the most since April 2015.
These were the moves in the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.
Cable finished the session flat despite a barrage of data which raised the possibility that uncertainty ahead of the Brexit referendum might bring economic growth to a halt.
European stocks wavered as a rebound in oil prices was offset by a reluctance to make bold moves ahead of Friday’s non-farm payrolls report, amid thinner volumes due to holidays in Europe.
Pan European small and mid-cap share outperformance year-to-date, as commodity prices rose again and the recovery in the Eurozone and its periphery got underway, was proof that a good stock strategy can help, analysts at JP Morgan said.
The FTSE 100 was as quiet as a mouse on Thursday as data showed a slowdown in UK and China services activity growth in April.
US corporates announced 65,141 job-cuts in the month of April according to the results of a widely-followed survey.