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Mixed European Performance After Asia Closes Stronger

  • Asian stocks closed higher: Japan's NIKKEI closed up 290.34 pts or +1.04% at 28234.29 and the TOPIX ended 22.95 pts higher or +1.18% at 1969.98. China's SHANGHAI closed up 22.03 pts or +0.68% at 3263.793 and the HANG SENG ended 482.92 pts higher or +2.24% at 22014.59.
  • European equities are mixed, with few discernable themes (Energy and Tech are leading, Financials and Consumer Staples lagging): the German Dax down 28.14 pts or -0.19% at 14530.97, FTSE 100 up 3.8 pts or +0.05% at 7601.13, CAC 40 down 13.01 pts or -0.2% at 6486.79 and Euro Stoxx 50 up 3.23 pts or +0.08% at 3810.79.
  • U.S. futures are a little weaker, with the Dow Jones mini down 130 pts or -0.39% at 33034, S&P 500 mini down 15 pts or -0.36% at 4143.75, NASDAQ mini down 32.25 pts or -0.25% at 12680.

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