Morning Briefing: US rally spreads confidence globally

Morning Briefing: US rally spreads confidence globally

Morning Briefing: US rally spreads confidence globally US rally spreads confidence globally
A rally on Wall Street and higher oil prices have helped global stock markets to gain so far Tuesday.

Asian markets have generally closed higher with energy stocks boosted by a 3 per cent jump in oil prices; and airline stocks rose following initial reaction to the Paris attacks. Shanghai had been gaining but was the only one of the major Asian indexes to close lower. Tokyo was boosted by the lower yen along with Wall Street.

In Europe tough talk from both the French and British leaders helped markets regain confidence following the events of last Friday. The French president called for a coalition to target IS while Britain in increasing investment in its intelligence and security services. European markets are around 2 per cent higher.

Wall Street and Toronto are expected to open higher.
 
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North America (previous session)
US Dow Jones 17,483.01 (+1.38 per cent) +1.55 per cent -0.86 per cent
TSX Composite 13,317.52 (+1.85 per cent) -3.76 per cent -10.52 per cent
 
Europe (at 6.00am ET)
UK FTSE 6,257.84 (+1.81 per cent) -1.88 per cent - 6.21 per cent
German DAX 10,910.21 (+1.84 per cent) +7.97 per cent +17.23 per cent
 
Asia (at close)
China CSI 300 3,758.39 (-0.15 per cent) +6.35 per cent +46.41 per cent
Japan Nikkei 19,630.63 (+1.22 per cent) +7.32 per cent +15.65 per cent
 
Other Data (at 6.00am ET)
Oil (Brent) Oil (WTI) Gold Can. Dollar
44.59
(+0.07 per cent)
41.51
(-0.55 per cent)
1079.70
(-0.36 per cent)
U$0.7517
 
Aus. Dollar
U$0.7121
 
 
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US to investigate drug pricing
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UK deflation in October
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