As of 5.50am ET, Eurozone stock markets were heading south, with the DAX underperforming and down -0.69% amid a strong EUR and as storms in the U.S. weigh on investor confidence. The U.K. is closed for a holiday. Eurozone peripherals were outperforming, but also down on the day. Investors are waiting for damage assessments related to Storm Harvey, which hit Texas’s oil and gas industry. U.S. stock futures were also heading south, after a mixed session in Asia, which saw the Nikkei moving sideways, and the ASX closing with a -0.59% loss, while the Hang Seng managed a 0.05% gain and the CSI 300 outperformed once again and closed up 1.24%, with earnings optimism continuing to add support.
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