Asian markets are firmer this morning, boosted by better economic data along with rhetoric out of central banks easing any concerns for fears of fiscal tightening in the short term. The Nikkei is up just over 3%.

European equity futures are higher by around 30 bps, after indices posted impressive gains yesterday. At yesterdays central bank meeting the ECB's Draghi said that they would keep interest low for an extended period.

US markets rose to fresh highs yesterday after releasing stronger than expected manufacturing data. Today we have the key non farm payroll number with consensus looking for 185k, Factory orders will also be of significance.

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