Morning Briefing: Equities up, oil slips back

Morning Briefing: Equities up, oil slips back

Morning Briefing: Equities up, oil slips back Equities up, oil slips back
Global equity markets have gained so far Wednesday following a strong finish for North American markets in the previous session.

Further boosts have been given to markets as energy and mining stocks rise and Chinese export data showed stronger activity in March. All of the major Asian indexes closed higher with Hong Kong and Tokyo up around 3 per cent and Shanghai and Sydney gaining around 1.5 per cent.
European indexes are also higher with China, oil, mining and regional earnings all in focus. The major markets are up between 1.4 and 2.5 per cent.

Wall Street and Toronto are expected to open higher. Wall Street will be watching earnings from the first of the big banks, together with retail and mortgage data.
 
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North America (previous session)
US Dow Jones 17,721.25 (+0.94 per cent) +2.95 per cent -1.86 per cent
TSX Composite 13,581.42 (+1.18 per cent) +0.44 per cent -11.71 per cent
 
Europe (at 5.30am ET)
UK FTSE 6,333.76 (+1.46 per cent) +3.16 per cent -10.34 per cent
German DAX 9,981.90 (+2.26 per cent) -1.53 per cent -19.10 per cent
 
Asia (at close)
China CSI 300 3,261.38 (+1.33 per cent) +8.05 per cent -26.23 per cent
Japan Nikkei 16,381.22 (+2.84 per cent) -3.29 per cent -17.70 per cent
 
Other Data (at 6.30am ET)
Oil (Brent) Oil (WTI) Gold Can. Dollar
44.24
(-1.01 per cent)
41.58
(-1.40 per cent)
1246.70
(-1.12 per cent)
U$0.7811
 
Aus. Dollar
U$0.7668

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