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Futures point to positive open for U.S. stocks, European markets higher

TORONTO — The futures market pointed to a positive open for U.S. stocks as European markets headed higher.

Investors restored calm after sell-offs during the first trading session following the attacks in Paris last week that killed 129 people.

European stocks rallied in early trading, with Britain's FTSE 100 up 1.7 per cent. Germany's DAX rose 1.4 per cent, while France's CAC 40 jumped 1.7 per cent.

On the commodity markets, the December gold contract was down US$5.30 at US$1,078.3, while the December crude oil contract fell 48 cents to US$41.26.

The December contract for natural gas fell 8.1 cents to US$2.304.

The Canadian dollar was up 0.01 of a cent at 75.06 cents US.

The Canadian Press

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