The number of Americans collecting unemployment benefits fell in late April to a nearly 16-year bottom, largely reflecting the low rate of layoffs taking place across the economy.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. posted a 39 percent surge in revenue as China’s dominant e-commerce operator shrugged off a slowing economy with promotions to woo cash-rich consumers.
Canada's main stock index was set to open higher on Thursday, tracking gains in oil prices as a huge wildfire near Canada's oil sands region and escalating tensions in Libya stoked concerns of a near-term supply shortage.
Next Trading Day's Important Events
- USDJPY: 106.91
- EURUSD: 1.1428
- S&P 500: 2,051.12
- NASDAQ : 4,725.64