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Inside the Market

Before the bell: Stocks struggle to resume rally

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.

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke’s assurances that U.S. interest rates will remain near zero is having little impact on global stocks on Wednesday. Dow Jones industrial average futures were flat, European markets were down about 0.4 per cent, Japan’s Nikkei 225 fell 0.3 per cent in overnight trading and emerging markets stocks were off about 0.6 per cent.