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DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Thu Feb 7, 2013 08:02 AM CST

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Asian stocks traded mostly lower on Thursday. Investors in Japan took profits after the Nikkei closed at its highest level since 2008 Wednesday, with Thursday's index ending down .9%. European stocks are trading higher. The Canadian TSX closed at 12,761.59, up 15.94 in Wednesday's trade. Dow futures are 25 points higher overnight which should lead to a firm open in Thursday's North American trade. The Canadian dollar is 12 basis points higher at $1.0042 CAD/U.S. dollar. The U.S. dollar is .117 lower at 79.650. Crude oil is up 26 cents to $96.88/barrel, while Brent crude is 91 cents ...

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