November 4, 2011 / 10:54 AM / 6 years ago

Stocks, euro, commods higher after jobs data

<p>A foreign currency dealer of the Korea Exchange Bank looks at computer monitors at the bank's dealing room in Seoul November 4, 2011. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak</p>

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks, commodity prices and the euro moved higher on Friday as U.S. jobs data showed growth for the month of October.

World stocks measured by the MSCI All-Country World Index .MIWD00000PUS advanced 0.8 percent, while U.S. stock index futures showed Wall Street opening higher.

In Europe, the FTSEurofirst 300 .FTEU3 index added 0.3 percent.

The euro was up 0.3 percent at $1.3851, while the dollar was flat at 78.04 yen and steady against a basket of major currencies .DXY.

Copper put on 0.4 percent to trade below $8,000 a tonne, while Brent crude added 1 percent to just below $112 a barrel.

Reporting by Dominic Lau

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