U.S. futures for the S&P 500 were flat and futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average decreased 0.1%. Changes in futures do not necessarily predict movements after the opening bell.

In Europe, the Stoxx Europe 600 dropped 0.1% in morning trading. Zealand Pharma rose 23.1% and Britvic PLC added 14.8%. On the other hand, Carlsberg Series B slipped 5.6%, and Fortnox lost 4.2%. The FTSE 100 was flat. Other stocks in Europe were mixed as France's CAC 40 was flat and Germany's DAX fell 0.1%.

The Wall Street Journal Dollar Index climbed 0.1% to 100.29.

In commodities, Brent crude dropped 0.2% to $85.57 a barrel, and WTI crude fell 0.1% to $81.19 a barrel. The European benchmark price for natural gas, the Dutch futures contract TTF, was down 0.4% to EUR34.32 a megawatt hour.

The German 10-year Bund yield declined by 6 basis points to 2.376% from 2.433%, and the yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury fell by 3 basis points to 4.235% from 4.264%. Bond prices and yields move in opposite directions.

Stocks in Asia were down as Japan's Nikkei 225 index declined 0.1%, and Hong Kong's Hang Seng declined 1.5%. China's benchmark Shanghai Composite declined 0.2%.

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