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Stocks: 4 things to know before the open

It’s Monday. Welcome back from the weekend.

Here are the four things you need to know before the opening bell rings in New York:

1. Markets on edge: U.S. stock futures are dipping down and international stock markets are mixed as investors figure that the U.S. Federal Reserve is set to hike interest rates next month, which will have a knock-on effect on bond yields and currencies around the world.

Traders are expecting a hike after the October jobs report on Friday came in much stronger than expected.

“Reaction to Friday’s U.S. labour market data might best be described as ‘edgy’,” said Kit Juckes, a global strategist at Societe Generale.

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2. Stock market movers — Toshiba, Lufthansa: Shares in Toshiba took a 7.5% dive in Japan after the company posted a staggering loss in the first six months.

Toshiba (TOSBF) also said that it was suing five former executives — three former CEOs and two former CFOs — over alleged poor oversight that led to a $1.26 billion accounting scandal.

Shares in German air carrier Lufthansa (DLAKY) are declining by about 2.5% in Europe after striking staff forced the airline to cancel about 1,000 flights, affecting over 100,000 passengers.

3. Earnings: A number of companies including Hertz Global (HTZ) and Sotheby’s (BID) are reporting earnings ahead of the open.

After the close we’ll hear from firms such as Lionsgate Entertainment (LGF) and juice-maker Jamba (JMBA).

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4. Weekly market recap: Stock markets experienced a few bumps and jumps last week, but they ultimately ended in positive territory. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 1.4%, while the S&P 500 added 1% and the Nasdaq moved up 1.9%.

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