Morning Briefing: Markets buoyant on Japan data, European PMI

Morning Briefing: Markets buoyant on Japan data, European PMI

Morning Briefing: Markets buoyant on Japan data, European PMI Markets buoyant on Japan data, European PMI
Commodities have remained stable overnight with little movement for oil and gold prices; so the markets are focusing on trade data from Japan and European PMI data.

Japan’s exports data showed a lower-than-expected decline despite tougher conditions in September for exporters due to a stronger yen. Markets were initially unimpressed with the figures but stocks gained later in the session. Sydney was the laggard as the financials sector weighed.

In Europe, markets are digesting PMI data for the Eurozone and separate readings for Germany and France. Germany and the bloc as a whole ticked higher while France slipped.

Wall Street and Toronto are expected to open higher.
 
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North America (previous session)
US Dow Jones 18,145.71 (-0.09 per cent) -0.63 per cent +2.83 per cent
TSX Composite 14,939.04 (+0.61 per cent) +1.64 per cent +7.06 per cent
 
Europe (at 4.30am ET)
UK FTSE 7,033.96 (+0.19 per cent) +1.80 per cent +9.15 per cent
German DAX 10,794.16 (+0.78 per cent) +1.57 per cent +0.00 per cent
 
Asia (at close)
China CSI 300 3,367.58 (+1.20 per cent) +2.81 per cent -5.70 per cent
Japan Nikkei 17,234.42 (+0.29 per cent) +2.87 per cent -8.45 per cent
 
Other Data (at 2.30am ET)
Oil (Brent) Oil (WTI) Gold Can. Dollar
51.87
(+0.17 per cent)
50.84
(-0.02 per cent)
1266.80
(-0.07 per cent)
U$0.7499
 
Aus. Dollar
U$0.7639

 
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