India Morning Call-Global markets


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DJIA 15746.88 128.66 0.82

S&P 500 1770.49 7.52 0.43

FTSE 6741.69 -5.15 -0.08

MSCI Asia-Pac Ex-JP

475.28 -2.18 -0.46

Nikkei 14265.34 -71.97 -0.5

Euro 1.3515 1.351

Japanese Yen 98.6 98.65

U.S. Crude 94.95 0.15

Brent 105.15 -0.09

Gold 1316.31 1317.79

Silver 21.74 21.78

Copper-LME 7143 28 0.39


98.78125 2.6421


97.359375 3.7741

Updates with latest figures


NEW YORK - The Dow industrials closed at a record high on

Wednesday, led by gains in Microsoft Corp and

encouraging European economic data, while the S&P 500 also rose

but closed shy of its own record.

Meanwhile the Nasdaq fell, hurt by losses in Tesla Motors and

as investors readied for Twitter's much-anticipated IPO.

The benchmark S&P 500 rose as high as 1,773.79 intraday,

above its closing high of 1,771.95 set on Oct 29. Its all-time

intraday peak came the day after at 1,775.22.

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LONDON - Britain's main equity index dipped lower on

Wednesday, with credit data group Experian slumping

after its interim results, while traders said the market might

stall in November after a strong run-up last month.

The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which rose 4 percent in

October to reach 5-month highs, closed down by 0.1 percent, or

5.15 points, at 6,741.69 points. The index remains up by 14

percent since the start of 2013.

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TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei share average was flat on Thursday as

investors searched for fresh trading opportunities after the

recent flurry of earnings, while small cap stocks rose after the

Tokyo bourse said it will include them in a new index.

The Nikkei was flat at 14,340.44 in mid-morning

trade, hovering around its 25-day moving average of 14,314.31.

On Wednesday, the index rose 0.8 percent.

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HONG KONG - Hong Kong shares struggled on Wednesday with

many investors staying on the sidelines ahead of a fresh batch

of Chinese macroeconomic data due from Friday and a key

Communist Party policy meeting that will start this weekend.

The Hang Seng Index ended flat at 23,036.9 points,

while the China Enterprises Index of the top Chinese

listings in Hong Kong slipped 0.7 percent.

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SYDNEY - The euro traded near one-week highs against the

dollar and yen early in Asia on Thursday as investors quickly

switched gears after upbeat German data dampened the chances of

any imminent interest rate cut from the European Central Bank.

Expectations had been growing for the ECB to ease since data

last week showed an alarming slowdown in inflation. But a surge

in German industry orders in September and steady private sector

growth in Europe's largest economy in October, cast doubts on

whether the ECB would act so soon.

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NEW YORK - Prices for U.S. Treasuries were mixed on

Wednesday as investors looked for clues about future Federal

Reserve policy ahead of a new incoming chairman and a gathering,

but still fragile, recovery in the world's biggest economy.

With Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen preparing to step into the

shoes of current chairman Ben Bernanke early next year, the

market has been searching for hints about how Yellen might

enforce the central bank's dual mandate of controlling both

inflation and unemployment.

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SINGAPORE - Gold held gains from the previous session on

Thursday as investors bet the U.S. Federal Reserve would keep

its stimulus measures for longer and as holdings in the biggest

gold backed exchange-traded fund rose for the first time in two


Spot gold was flat at $1,318.04 an ounce by 0022 GMT,

after snapping a seven-day losing streak on Wednesday by gaining

0.5 percent.

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SINGAPORE - London copper edged up on Thursday but was not

far from four-week lows as traders waited on a key U.S. labour

report and a major leadership meeting in China for clues on

economic policy and metals demand.

Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange

edged up by 0.3 percent to $7,137.25 a tonne by 0116 GMT, paring

losses from the previous session when it fell by 0.6 percent.

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NEW YORK - U.S. crude futures rose by more than $1 a barrel

on Wednesday, rebounding from four-month lows on unexpectedly

large falls in U.S. fuel supplies.

The U.S. benchmark's discount to European Brent crude

narrowed by $2 to a low of just under $10 during the session.

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