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5 things to watch on the ASX 200 on Thursday 8 April 2021

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On Wednesday the S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) was on form again and continued its ascent. The benchmark index rose 0.6% to 6,928 points.

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

ASX 200 futures pointing higher

The Australian share market looks set to continue its positive run on Thursday despite a mixed night of trade on Wall Street. According to the latest SPI futures, the ASX 200 is poised to open the day 33 points or 0.5% higher. Over in the United States, the Dow Jones rose 0.05%, the S&P 500 climbed 0.15%, and the Nasdaq edged 0.1% lower.

Oil prices rise

Energy producers Beach Energy Ltd (ASX: BPT) and Woodside Petroleum Limited (ASX: WPL) could trade higher today after oil prices…



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