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Before the bell: Nikkei soars, TSX set to rise

The Before the Bell report is constantly updated to reflect the latest news developments and market moves in the premarket. Check back later for updates.

Stock futures are suggesting a flat start when North American markets open this morning, with investors' appetites to add to equity exposure still apparent despite the S&P 500 continuing to track further into record territory. U.S. and Canadian equity futures were up solidly earlier this morning, but have since retraced those gains and are currently near unchanged.