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5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Friday 9 April 2021

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On Thursday the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) was on form again and stormed notably higher. The benchmark index rose 1% to 6,998.8 points.

Will the market be able to build on this on Friday? Here are five things to watch:

ASX 200 expected to edge lower

The Australian share market looks set to end the week in a subdued fashion. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is expected to open the day 5 points or 0.1% lower this morning. This is despite a solid night of trade on Wall Street, which saw the Dow Jones rise 0.2%, the S&P 500 climb 0.4%, and the Nasdaq storm 1% higher.

Oil prices mixed

Energy producers including Santos Ltd (ASX: STO) and Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) will be on watch after a mixed night of…



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