U.S. futures for the S&P 500 were flat and futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average climbed 0.1%. Changes in futures do not necessarily predict movements after the opening bell.

In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 gained 0.6% in morning trading. Novonesis Series B added 4.7% and Whitbread rose 3.5%. On the other hand, Carrefour sunk 8.8%, and Ashtead Group lost 3.5%. The FTSE 100 added 0.7%. Other stocks in Europe were up as France's CAC 40 increased 0.6% and Germany's DAX rose 0.6%.

The Wall Street Journal Dollar Index rose 0.1% to 100.05.

In commodities, Brent crude fell 0.1% to $84.19 a barrel, and WTI crude dropped 0.2% to $80.15 a barrel. The European benchmark price for natural gas, the Dutch futures contract TTF, was up 0.5% to EUR34.38 a megawatt hour.

The German 10-year Bund yield rose by 3 basis points to 2.441% from 2.415%, and the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury rose by 1 basis point to 4.293% from 4.286%. Bond prices and yields move in opposite directions.

Stocks in Asia were mixed as Japan's Nikkei 225 index climbed 1%, whereas Hong Kong's Hang Seng declined 0.1%. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite climbed 0.5%.

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