In Asia, Nikkei -1% to 9,783. Hang Seng -0.4% to 18,529. Shanghai +1.6% to 2,975. BSE +0.1% to...

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In Asia, Nikkei -1% to 9,783. Hang Seng -0.4% to 18,529. Shanghai +1.6% to 2,975. BSE +0.1% to 14,786.
In Europe at midday, London +0.6%. Paris +1.3%. Frankfurt +1.2%.
U.S. futures: Dow +0.3%. S&P +0.4%. Nasdaq +0.4%. Crude +1% to $69.82. Gold +0.2% to $942.30.