European stocks opened higher Friday morning, as investors brace for a key U.S. jobs report that could help determine monetary policy in the world’s largest economy.
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The pan-European Stoxx 600 climbed 0.2% in early trade, with tech stocks rising 0.8% to lead gains while utilities and banks each slipped 0.4%.
The early moves come after gains on Wall Street in the previous session, with Asian stocks also edging higher overnight.
Market sentiment appeared to be cautious ahead of U.S. payrolls data on Friday. It comes after a frail performance for world stocks in recent weeks, with investors gripped by political uncertainty in the U.S. and Hong Kong, geopolitical tensions in