Morning Briefing: Oil, stocks rebound as delayed winter approaches

Morning Briefing: Oil, stocks rebound as delayed winter approaches

Morning Briefing: Oil, stocks rebound as delayed winter approaches Oil, stocks rebound as delayed winter approaches
Much of the western world has been experiencing above-average temperatures during the last few months but with colder weather moving in demand for oil and gas are expected to rise in the coming weeks.

The price of oil has rebounded sharply over the past 24 hours, 5 per cent up Thursday and a similar rise so far Friday with West Texas Intermediate and Brent now above $30 and rising.
Expectation of increased stimulus for the Eurozone has added to sentiment today and global stocks are trending higher.

Asian indexes closed higher with Tokyo soaring 6 per cent as the cocktail of oil, Europe and a strong lead from Wall Street gave an end-of-the-week boost to confidence.

European markets are up by around 2 per cent led by Paris.

Wall Street and Toronto are expected to open higher.
 
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North America (previous session)
US Dow Jones 15,882.68 (+0.74 per cent) -8.81 per cent -10.84 per cent
TSX Composite 12,035.86 (+1.63 per cent) -8.00 per cent -18.48 per cent
 
Europe (at 5.30am ET)
UK FTSE 5,898.15 (+2.15 per cent) -3.04 per cent -13.22 per cent
German DAX 9,757.47 (+1.91 per cent) -6.97 per cent -6.50 per cent
 
Asia (at close)
China CSI 300 3,113.46 (+1.04 per cent) -19.69 per cent -12.73 per cent
Japan Nikkei 16,958.53 (+5.88 per cent) -10.21 per cent -2.14 per cent
 
Other Data (at 5.30am ET)
Oil (Brent) Oil (WTI) Gold Can. Dollar
30.83
(+5.40 per cent)
30.85
(+4.47 per cent)
1097.70
(-0.04 per cent)
U$0.7052
 
Aus. Dollar
U$0.7022

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