DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Thu Apr 11, 2013 08:27 AM CDT

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European markets are trading higher on Thursday. Asian markets traded mixed, although the benchmark Nikkei in Japan closed almost 2% higher, once again, on a lower move in the yen. Canada's TSX closed at 12,534.91 in Wednesday's trade, up 50.86, a third consecutive day of gains. Dow futures are 33 higher overnight, which should indicate a firm open in North America. Markets are buoyed by positive trade data from China, where a $.88 billion trade surplus was announced for March, when a $15.15 billion deficit was expected. This surplus indicates positive growth in internal demand. Also, meeting minutes ...

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