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Inside the Market

Before the bell: Stocks set to rally on Bay Street

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.

U.S. and Canadian stock futures are higher this morning, although gold and copper prices are weak, as another move by China overnight to bolster the health of its banking sector is helping to spur optimism in world markets. Risk appetite for equities is also on the rise after the Federal Reserve said Wednesday that record-low interest rates will stay put for a "considerable time."