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DTN Plains & Prairies Opening Comments
Cliff Jamieson Canadian Grains Analyst
Thu Apr 18, 2013 07:44 AM CDT

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Asian stocks were mostly lower in early trade with Japan's Nikkei closing 1.2% lower. European stocks are showing mixed trade. The TSX closed 172.63 lower at 11,947.29 points in Wednesday's trade. Dow futures are 48 higher, which should lead to a firm open in North American equity markets on Thursday. The Canadian dollar is 36 basis points higher at $.9758 CAD/U.S. dollar, while the U.S. dollar is .171 lower at 82.620. Commodities have rallied overnight, with gold up $14.50 to $1,397.20/ounce. NYMEX crude is up $1.25 to $88.22/barrel, while Brent crude is $1.49 higher at $99.18/barrel. Malaysian palm ...

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