DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Thu Feb 14, 2013 08:13 AM CST

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Asian markets are slightly higher in Thursday's trade. Japan's Nikkei closed .5% higher at 11,307.28. European markets also climbed Thursday. Canada's TSX closed at 12,775.28, down 13.74 points in Wednesday's trade. Overnight Dow futures are 62 points lower, which should result in a weak open in North American markets Thursday. The Canadian dollar is unchanged at $.9974, while the U.S. dollar is .453 higher at 80.605, which is below its overnight highs of 80.710. Gold is $2.60/ounce higher at $1,647.70/ounce. Crude oil is 2 cents lower at $96.99/barrel, while Brent crude is 41 cents lower at $117.47/barrel. Crude ...

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