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DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Fri Feb 8, 2013 08:00 AM CST

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Asian equities were mostly higher in Friday's trade, on positive data from China. China's inflation rate fell to 2% while exports increased substantially, suggesting a recovery in that economy. Japan's Nikkei closed down 1.8%. European markets are trading higher. Canada's TSX equity market lost 5.67 points to 12,755.92. Dow futures fell 13 points overnight, indicating a soft open in Friday's North American markets. The Canadian dollar is 3 basis points higher to $1.0014 CAD/U.S. dollar. The U.S. dollar is .227 lower at 80.030. Crude oil is 44 cents higher at $96.27/barrel, while Brent crude is 96 cents higher ...

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