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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Mamta Badkar

Good morning. Here's what you need to know.

  • Asian markets were mostly closed in overnight trading for the New Year holiday, but the Nikkei was up 1.94 percent on a weaker yen, and the Bombay Stock Exchange was up 0.5 percent. Europe is mixed and U.S. futures are flat.
  • North Korea defied existing UN resolutions and conducted its third nuclear test today. The test is said to have had "greater explosive force" than the 2006 and 2009 tests, according to Reuters. The U.S., Japan and China have condemned the test.

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