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European Markets

Opening calls are indicating a lower open this morning.

Asian Markets

 

The Hang Seng average is trading lower.

 

US Markets

 

U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday as a batch of better-than-expected U.S. economic data temporarily overshadowed ongoing fears about the eurozone debt crisis.

The Dow Jones industrial average added 17 points, or 0.1%, to close at 12,096. The S&P 500 gained 6 points, or 0.5%, to 1,258, The Nasdaq rose 29 points, or 1.1%, to 2,686

 

Events Today

Monthly unemployment figures for the UK are due out on Wednesday and will be available at 9:30 London time, while Spanish third-quarter gross domestic product data is released at 8:00.

The London Stock Exchange Group will announce first-half trade data on Wednesday, while ICAP releases its interim results.

French media conglomerate Vivendi is also due to report on Wednesday.

Full-year figures from German technology firm Infineon recorded 21 percent sales growth to 4 billion euros, while group net income was in excess of 1 billion euros.