Oil, Greece, China in focus

Oil, Greece, China in focus

Oil, Greece, China in focus World markets are focusing on three key factors Friday; the current drop in the oil price with Brent below $50 and WTI heading towards $40; Greece, as a meeting of the European finance ministers will decide whether to ratify the latest bailout agreement; and China with markets stabilising as the People’s Bank gave reassurance that devaluation will not be a free-fall.
 
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North America (previous session)
US Dow Jones 17,408.25 (+0.03 per cent) -3.57 per cent +4.16 per cent
TSX Composite 14,238.40 (-0.71 per cent) -2.47 per cent -6.88 per cent
 
Europe (at 6.20am ET)
UK FTSE 6,572.75 (+0.07 per cent) -2.68 per cent -1.68 per cent
German DAX 11,013.25 (-0.01 per cent) -4.37 per cent +19.38 per cent
 
Asia (at close)
China CSI 4,073.54 (-0.05 per cent) -0.94 per cent +74.39 per cent
Japan Nikkei 20,519.45 (-0.37 per cent) +0.66 per cent +33.99 per cent
 
Other Data (at 6.20am ET)
Oil (Brent) Oil (WTI) Gold Can. Dollar
49.15
(-0.14 per cent)
41.94
(-0.69 per cent)
1117.60
(+0.18 per cent)
U$0.7649
 
Aus. Dollar
U$0.7380