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Oil back below $45; equity markets enjoy rebound

Global stock markets are set to end their weakest quarterly performance since 2011 on a positive note Wednesday.

Japans's Nikkei finished nearly 3 percent higher and European markets bounced out of the gates. This comes after torrid summer that saw investor sentiment rocked by Chinese growth concerns and uncertainty over Federal Reserve policy.

Squawk Box Live had all the news and analysis on global asset markets on the last trading day of the quarter. Here's how the morning unfolded.

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