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U.S. Futures Gain With Stocks; Bond Yields Rise: Markets Wrap

U.S. equity-index futures gained on Wednesday along with stocks in Europe as traders assessed the latest news on the omicron variant and the Federal Reserve’s signals of stepped-up efforts to curb elevated inflation. Bonds declined.

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Haven currencies ebb with Omicron fears

Riskier currencies bounced from recent lows and safe-havens such as the yen eased against the dollar on Wednesday as traders in Asia lightened some of their worries about the Omicron variant.

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Stocks, Futures Hit by Vaccine Worry as Bonds Jump: Markets Wrap

Fresh concerns about the efficacy of existing vaccines against the omicron coronavirus strain pushed markets back into risk-off mode on Tuesday, with stocks in Europe dropping alongside U.S. equity futures. Bonds gained as investors sought havens.

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Dollar edges higher, currencies pull back on Omicron-shock moves

The dollar edged higher, the euro fell and the yen steadied on Monday as currency markets reversed some of Friday’s moves, calming after the initial shock of discovering a new coronavirus variant.

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U.S. Futures, Oil Rise as Traders Evaluate Omicron: Markets Wrap

U.S. and European equity futures climbed Monday along with crude oil and Treasury yields as investors tried to calibrate economic risks from the omicron coronavirus strain, bringing some calm back to markets.

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U.S. Futures Slip, Yields Up After Powell Selected: Markets Wrap

U.S. futures fell and Asian stocks were mixed Tuesday amid a jump in Treasury yields and the dollar as Jerome Powell’s renomination to head the Federal Reserve fueled bets on a quicker reduction of monetary stimulus.

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Stocks, Futures Up; Inflation Risk Saps Treasuries: Markets Wrap

Stocks rose along with U.S. equity futures Friday, bringing some relief for shares from the inflation fears still roiling Treasuries.

MSCI Inc.’s Asia-Pacific gauge posted its biggest rise this week, helped by Japan’s bourse and China’s technology stocks. The view that the worst of Beijing’s regulatory blitz has passed salved sentiment. U.S. and European contracts climbed after the S&P 500 snapped a two-day fall.

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Dollar near one-month low to yen before inflation test; Aussie, kiwi slide

The dollar trod water against major peers on Wednesday after weakening in the past three days, and traded near a one-month low to the yen, with investors awaiting U.S. inflation data for a clue to when the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates. The safe-haven yen also benefited from global stocks retreating from a record peak as rising oil prices stoked inflation worries.

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Dollar in driver’s seat as payrolls loom; sterling staggers

The dollar was on course for a second straight week of gains against major peers on Friday, ahead of a key U.S. jobs report that could sway the timing of Federal Reserve interest rate increases. Sterling headed for its worst week in 11 after the Bank of England caught the market off-guard by keeping rates steady on Thursday.

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