Morning Briefing: World stocks mixed following Fed comments

Morning Briefing: World stocks mixed following Fed comments

Morning Briefing: World stocks mixed following Fed comments World stocks mixed following Fed comments
Comments by the Fed governor and Atlanta president Monday have weakened calls for an interest rate rise this month and world markets have reacted in early Tuesday trading.

Asian markets started the session positive after digesting the Fed comments and on the release of Chinese data showing better-than-expected industrial output and retail sales. However, the impact of falling oil prices weighed on energy firms. Shanghai, Tokyo and Seoul were the main gainers while Sydney and Hong Kong were the chief losers of the session.

European indexes are mixed with economic data from the UK showing weaker-then-expected growth for consumer and producer price indexes. Eurozone economic sentiment is up according to a new survey. Stock markets in Germany and France lead the gains with London declining.

Wall Street and Toronto are expected to open slightly higher.
 
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North America (previous session)
US Dow Jones 18,325.07 (+1.32 per cent) -1.35 per cent +11.51 per cent
TSX Composite 14,597.14 (+0.39 per cent) -1.02 per cent +8.44 per cent
 
Europe (at 4.30am ET)
UK FTSE 6,680.67 (-0.30 per cent) -3.40 per cent +9.20 per cent
German DAX 10,438.14 (+0.06 per cent) -2.57 per cent +3.11 per cent
 
Asia (at close)
China CSI 300 3,260.33 (-0.07 per cent) -1.03 per cent -2.59 per cent
Japan Nikkei 16,729.04 (+0.34 per cent) -1.13 per cent -8.41 per cent
 
Other Data (at 2.30am ET)
Oil (Brent) Oil (WTI) Gold Can. Dollar
47.43
(-1.84 per cent)
45.28
(-2.18 per cent)
1333.40
(+0.59 per cent)
U$0.7636
 
Aus. Dollar
U$0.7524

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