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Energy Once Again Leads Early Gains

  • Asian markets closed mostly higher: Japan's NIKKEI closed up 276.2 pts or +1% at 28029.57 and the TOPIX ended 31.49 pts higher or +1.63% at 1957.86. China's SHANGHAI closed up 33.596 pts or +0.94% at 3607.432 and the HANG SENG ended 22.24 pts lower or -0.09% at 23766.69.
  • European bourses are up a little, with the German Dax up 45.93 pts or +0.29% at 15322.83, FTSE 100 up 15.69 pts or +0.22% at 7146.66, CAC 40 up 22.77 pts or +0.34% at 6818.4 and Euro Stoxx 50 up 12.05 pts or +0.29% at 4120.25.
  • U.S. futures are mixed, with the Dow Jones mini up 33 pts or +0.1% at 34655, S&P 500 mini down 0.75 pts or -0.02% at 4575, NASDAQ mini down 27.25 pts or -0.17% at 15961.25.

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