PT. Equityworld Futures – Standard & Poor’s 500 Index futures gained with emerging-market stocks before the March U.S. payrolls report. Australia’s dollar fell to its weakest level versus the New Zealand currency in at least 30 years.

S&P 500 futures added 0.2 percent at 9:54 a.m. in London. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index climbed 0.4 percent, set for its biggest weekly gain in a year as South Korean and Russian shares rose. The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index was little changed after sliding 0.6 percent Thursday. The Aussie fell to as low as NZ$1.0094. Markets across Asia, the U.S. and Europe are closed for holidays Friday.

Economists project that U.S. non-farm payrolls rose by 245,000 in March, while the unemployment rate held at an almost seven-year low.

The Bloomberg gauge tracking the dollar against 10 of its most-traded peers retreated 1.6 percent since the Fed’s March 19 meeting, when the central bank cut its outlook for rates. The euro bought $1.0881 Friday, while the yen was little changed at 119.68 per dollar.

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