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US markets extend gains after jobs data

FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - The upbeat weekly report from the US labour market showed Claims dropping to 346K in the week ended on April 6, bettering the median and previous print. That was enough to bolster the recent rally in the US equities, taking the relay from their European peers. The greenback, measured by the US Dollar Index, is trading on the back foot, holding on session lows in the area of 82.20/25.
The S&P500 is advancing 0.40%, followed by the Dow, 0.43% and the Nasdaq, 0.03%.

Bourses in Euroland closed with gains on Thursday, this time propped up by a well-received Italian bonds auction and positive data from the US labour sector. The French CAC40 was the best performer, gaining 0.85%, seconded by the DAX, 0.78% and the FTSE100, 0.45%.
The upside in the single currency faltered in the vicinity of 1.3140 although the buying interest remains intact. The cross is now hovering over 1.3125/30.

Commodities are trading mixed, with the barrel of WTI losing 1.18% at $93.52 and the ounce troy of the precious metal up 0.46% at $1,565.

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