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Forex pairs in this Article » (Barcelona) - The European bourses are somewhat mixed, with giants like the German DAX 30 (-0.15%) and the British FTSE 100 (-0.10%) edging lower, while the French CAC (+0.73%), the Italian FTSE MIB (+0.77%) and the Spanish IBEX 35 (+0.46%) move higher as European investors trade stocks in earnings season.

Spain sold a total of ¬4.5B of debt through 3-year bills (at 2.713%, from previous 3.358%), 5-year bills (at 3.770%, from 3.988% previously) and 2041 bonds (5.696%, from previous 6.002%).

President of the European Council Van Rompuy words also supported euro buying after saying that Europe should get back on growth in 2013. On the negative side, the EMU construction output contracted -0.4% in November to an annualized fall from -4.1% to -4.7%.

Futures for the American S&P 500 (+0.15%), Nasdaq 100 (+0.20%) and Dow Jones (+0.04%) are signaing a higher opening ahead of the NY session and US jobless claims. WTI crude oil trades at $94.50 (+0.32%) and Gold quotes at $1681.50 (+0.06%).
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