Morning Briefing: Markets mixed on oil, earnings

Morning Briefing: Markets mixed on oil, earnings

Morning Briefing: Markets mixed on oil, earnings Markets mixed on oil, earnings
World equity markets have started Friday mixed with Asian indexes lower with the exception of Shanghai and Tokyo. Japan’s Nikkei was boosted by a weakened yen as the greenback added strength.

European markets are lower so far with auto and commodity stocks declining. Regional earnings are in focus along while oil prices are relatively stable.

Wall Street and Toronto are expected to open flat ahead of earnings and US PMI data. Later in the session there will be rig count figures from Baker Hughes.
 
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North America (previous session)
US Dow Jones 17,982.52 (-0.63 per cent) +2.27 per cent -0.31 per cent
TSX Composite 13,881.20 (-0.22 per cent) +2.87 per cent -9.30 per cent
 
Europe (at 5.30am ET)
UK FTSE 6,326.44 (-0.86 per cent) +2.16 per cent -9.99 per cent
German DAX 10,359.54 (-0.73 per cent) +3.70 per cent -12.71 per cent
 
Asia (at close)
China CSI 300 3,174.90 (+0.45 per cent) -1.58 per cent -33.02 per cent
Japan Nikkei 17,572.49 (+1.20 per cent) +3.07 per cent -12.72 per cent
 
Other Data (at 6.30am ET)
Oil (Brent) Oil (WTI) Gold Can. Dollar
44.53
(+0.00 per cent)
43.29
(+0.25 per cent)
1248.70
(-0.13 per cent)
U$0.7857
 
Aus. Dollar
U$0.7745
 
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