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Commodity-Tied Dollar Bloc Leads

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Cheaper On Wider Impetus

AUSSIE BONDS

YM Off Lows, Trouble Staying Offered In Wake Of GDP

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VIEW: BNP Paribas: Faster Tapering

US EURODLR FUTURES

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  • Asian markets closed mostly higher, with Japan's NIKKEI up 96.27 pts or +0.34% at 28804.85 and the TOPIX up 1.42 pts or +0.07% at 2002.23. China's SHANGHAI closed down 12.179 pts or -0.34% at 3582.604 and the HANG SENG ended 109.4 pts higher or +0.42% at 26126.93.
  • European equities are gaining, with the German Dax up 95.84 pts or +0.62% at 15564.16, FTSE 100 up 29.76 pts or +0.41% at 7220.26, CAC 40 up 71.83 pts or +1.07% at 6759.97 and Euro Stoxx 50 up 42.61 pts or +1.03% at 4197.15.
  • U. S. futures are flat/lower, with tech underperforming (though off lows) following disappointing after-hours earnings reports Thursday: Dow Jones mini up 19 pts or +0.05% at 35499, S&P 500 mini down 2.25 pts or -0.05% at 4539.5, NASDAQ mini down 50.75 pts or -0.33% at 15428.