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DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Thu Jan 24, 2013 08:15 AM CST

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Asian markets traded higher on Thursday on better than expected Purchase Manager's Index data from China. China's PMI climbed to 51.9 in January, a two-year high and up from 51.5 last month. The index has now risen for the past five months. Japan's Nikkei closed up 1.3%. European markets closed mostly lower. Canada's TSX equity market closed at 12,794.05, down 30.58 points in Wednesday's trade. Dow futures are 6 points higher, indicating a steady open in Thursday's North American markets. The Canadian dollar is down an additional 20 basis points to $.9974, now down close to three-quarters of ...

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