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Monday, January 16, 2012

Monday Night Futures: China GDP increases 8.9% year-over-year

by Calculated Risk on 1/16/2012 10:03:00 PM

From the MarketWatch: China fourth-quarter GDP up 8.9%

The country's GDP in the October to December period rose 8.9% from the year-ago quarter, weaker than the 9.1% expansion recorded in the three months to Sept. 30, but faster than the 8.6% growth tipped in a Dow Jones Newswires poll of economists. Other monthly economic indicators also beat expectations, with December retail sales climbing 18.1% from a year-earlier, while industrial output during the month rose 12.8%.
The Asian markets are green tonight. The Nikkei is up about 0.6%, and the Hang Seng is up 1.5%. The Seoul Composite is up 1.3%.

From CNBC: Pre-Market Data and Bloomberg futures: the S&P 500 futures are up about 4 and Dow futures are up 40.

Oil: WTI futures are up to $99.90 and Brent is up to $111.80 per barrel.

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