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Today's markets - what you need to know

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Here's what you need to know this evening:

Markets

  • The ASX200 and the All Ords both rallied above 5000 points
  • The dollar rises to $US1.0337, 96.2 yen and 76.9 euro cents
  • The Nikkei slumped 1.2%, the Kospi rallied 1.6%, Chinese markets closed
  • Spot gold was flat at $US1649.83, while WTI oil was lower at $US97.63
  • Wall Street futures are minimally higher, while FTSE100 is 0.1% lower

News

Overnight

  • Eurozone industrial production December; est: 0.2% m/m

Tomorrow's earnings (and estimates)

  • Downer EDI; est: $81.98 million
  • Dexus Property Group; est: $367.80 million
  • GPT Group; est: $216.10 million
  • Mirvac Group; est: $186.63 million
  • Paladin Energy; est: $29.5 million
  • Rio Tinto; est: $3.06 billion
  • Wesfarmers; est: $1.28 billion

All earnings are interim results except for Rio Tinto, which is a full-year report. The estimates are courtesty of S&P Capital IQ.

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