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European open: Low Thanksgiving volumes, German jobs numbers

FXstreet.com (London) – Equity markets climbed across the board overnight. The Nikkei added 1.8 percent to 15,727.12. The Hang Seng added 0.38 percent to 23,895.68. The ASX just about held on to gains to 5,334.34 after hitting an intraday high of 5,367.10.

The Kiwi dollar strengthened on ANZ monthly business confidence data that printed a robust 60.5 the highest since February 2009, despite concerns over the strong Kiwi dollar. NZD/USD climbed 0.29 on the numbers to USD0.8159.

Australian capex numbers showed that real capital expenditure exceeded forecasts in the third quarter ending September, up 3.6 percent versus consensus market expectations for a …read more