European stocks fluctuated on Friday as investors digested more corporate earnings and new PMI data for the euro zone and the U.K.
CNBC's Simon Hobbs reports on all the market moving events in Europe today, including PMI releases for eurozone countries.
U.S. stock index futures indicated a higher open on Friday morning as traders eyed the release of manufacturing PMI at 9:45 a.m. ET.
When discussing the latest PMI figures, Chris Williamson, chief economist at IHS-Markit, says there was a “dramatic deterioration” in the U.K. economy during July 2016.
Chris Williamson, chief economist at IHS-Markit, says it will be really difficult for the third quarter to avoid a contraction, when discussing recent U.K. PMI figures.
A fresh reading on China's services sector for June showed the mainland's rebalancing away from the manufacturing sector was continuing apace.
There's clear strength in China's services PMI relative to its manufacturing PMI as it makes its economic transition, says JPMorgan's James Sullivan.
The U.S. manufacturing sector edged up to a three month high in June, helped by the fastest rise in new work since March.
CNBC's Rick Santelli crunches the latest manufacturing numbers in the Midwest.