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Europe Outperforming Early

  • Asian stocks closed lower, with Japan's NIKKEI down 255.33 pts or -0.86% at 29408.17 and the TOPIX down 7.63 pts or -0.4% at 1894.85. China's SHANGHAI closed down 42.809 pts or -1.21% at 3508.591 and the HANG SENG ended 356.71 pts lower or -1.21% at 29095.86.
  • European equities are higher, with the German Dax up 27.04 pts or +0.19% at 14053.94, FTSE 100 up 24.93 pts or +0.38% at 6594.94, CAC 40 up 7.01 pts or +0.12% at 5795.16 and Euro Stoxx 50 up 1.5 pts or +0.04% at 3709.98.
  • U.S. futures are weaker, with the Dow Jones mini down 93 pts or -0.3% at 31416, S&P 500 mini down 17.5 pts or -0.45% at 3881.25, NASDAQ mini down 72 pts or -0.54% at 13208.5.

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