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DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Fri Feb 15, 2013 07:54 AM CST

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Asian markets are trading mostly lower Friday, with weak GDP data in Europe behind the move. Japan's Nikkei closed 1.2% lower. European markets are mixed. Canada's TSX equity market closed at 12,721.79, down 53.49 points in Thursday's trade. Dow futures were 6 points lower overnight, which may lead to a soft opening in North American equity markets Friday. The Canadian dollar is 8 basis points lower at $.9970 CAD/U.S. dollar, while the U.S. dollar is .062 higher at 80.600. April gold is $8.70 lower at $1,626.80/ounce. NYMEX crude is 43 cents lower at $96.88/barrel, while Brent crude is ...

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