Markets are predictably quiet ahead of today’s U.S. payrolls data. The dollar is mixed in narrow moves. The Aussie is outperforming, perhaps in part boosted by a deal with the UK to secure four million doses of Pfizer. European equities and U.S. futures are a touch higher, but the Nikkei rose 2% on the prospect of a new prime minister (see below). Yields are a little changed across G10. In the commodity space, oil is hovering around $70 a barrel as the U.S. Gulf Coast grapples with the impact of hurricane Ida while gold was largely unchanged.