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DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Fri Jan 18, 2013 08:07 AM CST

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Asian markets traded higher Friday. Japan's Nikkei closed 2.9% higher. China's GDP growth for the fourth quarter grew by 7.9%, after seven quarters of negative growth. Growth for the entire year of 2012 still remains at a 13 -year low. European markets also gained on the news. The TSX closed 65.91 higher at 12,674.73 in Thursday's trade. Overnight, Dow futures are 3 points lower. The Canadian dollar is 57 basis points lower at $1.0081 CAD/U.S. dollar. The U.S. dollar is .194 higher at 79.905. Gold is flat at $1,690.90/ounce. Crude oil is 23 cents lower at $95.26/barrel, while ...

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