► European equities trade little changed with the Stoxx 600 Index showing a 0.2% gain. In the UK, a 11,000 decrease in Non-Farm Payrolls was observed in September, furthering a trend from the prior month. The GBP also showed weakness following the dip in wage growth, indicating easing labor-market pressures. This change is expected to support the Bank of England's decision to maintain current interest rates in the upcoming month.
► Focus in Europe also turned to the release of earnings report from telecom equipment maker Ericsson, which witnessed a drop after the manufacturer raised concerns about continuous weak demand. In contrast luxury car maker, Rolls Royce Holdings saw gains, announcing its intentions to restructure by reducing its workforce and streamlining operations.
► In the US, futures for the major indices were little unchanged, although both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 experienced gains yesterday, both up over 1%.
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