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Stock Markets

S&P/ASX 200 5,411.12 -14.37 NZSX 50 4,913.83 +4.11

DJIA 15,615.55 +69.80 Nikkei 14,201.57 -126.37

NASDAQ 3,922.04 +2.34 FTSE 6,734.74 +3.31

S&P 500 1,761.64 +5.10 Hang Seng 23,249.79 +43.42

SPI 200 Fut 5,414.00 +24.00 TRJCRB Index 274.96 -2.90


AU 10 YR Bond 4.128 +0.054 US 10 YR Bond 2.620 +0.000

NZ 10 YR Bond 4.565 -0.005 US 30 YR Bond 3.694 +0.000

Currencies (Prev at 7pm NZST)

AUD US$ 0.9428 0.9485 NZD US$ 0.8256 .8275

EUR US$ 1.3488 1.3559 Yen US$ 98.66 97.95


Gold (Lon) 1306.75 Silver (Lon) 21.750

Gold (NY) 1314.60 Light Crude 94.61


Overnight market action with latest New York figures.


NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose on Friday after surprisingly

strong manufacturing data overshadowed expectations that the

Federal Reserve might reduce stimulus earlier than expected.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 69.80 points,

or 0.45 percent, to end at 15,615.55. The Standard & Poor's 500

Index gained 5.10 points, or 0.29 percent, to finish at

1,761.64. The Nasdaq Composite Index added 2.34 points,

or 0.06 percent, to close at 3,922.04.

For the week, the Dow rose 0.3 percent and the S&P 500

gained 0.1 percent, while the Nasdaq slipped 0.5 percent.

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LONDON - Heavyweight Vodafone kept Britain's top

share index afloat on Friday as speculation about a bid from

U.S. peer AT&T fuelled a rally in Europe's largest mobile


The FTSE ended up 3.31 points, or 0.1 percent, at 6,734.74

points. The index hit a five-month high at 6,819 earlier this

week and is up 12 percent from June.

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TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei fell to a one-week closing low on

Friday, dragged down by Sony Corp, Apple Inc supplier

Nitto Denko Corp and NTT Data Corp after they

sharply lowered their earnings guidance.

The Nikkei fell 0.9 percent to 14,201.57 points,

reversing earlier gains and adding to Thursday's 1.2 percent

slide. Still, the benchmark was up 0.8 percent this week and is

up 37 percent year-to-date.

The broader Topix index lost 0.9 percent to

1,183.03, with 2.73 billion shares changing hands, slightly

lower than Thursday's 2.81 billion.

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NEW YORK - The euro fell for a fifth day against the dollar

on Friday, heading for its biggest weekly loss in 16 months, on

growing expectations the European Central Bank will ease

monetary policy further to protect growth.

The euro fell as low as $1.3478, according to Reuters

data, its lowest since Oct. 16. It was last down 0.7 percent at

$1.3488 after having fallen 1.1 percent on Thursday, its biggest

one-day drop in more than six months.

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NEW YORK - Prices for U.S. Treasuries sank on Friday as

strong factory data suggested the world's biggest economy had

not lost traction during a government shutdown this month,

eroding safe-haven bids.

U.S. benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were 22/32

lower in price with a yield of 2.624 percent, compared to 2.543

percent late Thursday and 2.503 percent a week ago.

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NEW YORK - Gold fell about 1 percent on Friday, posting its

biggest weekly loss in seven weeks, as renewed anxiety about the

U.S. Federal Reserve could scale back its bond-buying stimulus

prompted bullion investors to reduce positions.

Spot gold was down 0.9 percent at $1,311.50 an ounce

by 2:57 p.m. EDT (1857 GMT), extending Thursday's 1.4 percent

slide. Spot gold has ended lower every day this week.

U.S. Comex gold futures for December settled down

$10.50 to $1,313.20 an ounce, with trading volume about 20

percent below its 30-day average, preliminary Reuters data


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LONDON - Copper steadied on Friday as a strong dollar cut

back earlier gains from strong Chinese manufacturing data, which

reinforced expectations for economic stability in the world's

top metals consumer.

Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange,

untraded at the close, was bid at $7,240, from a close of $7,250

on Thursday.

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NEW YORK - Brent oil fell sharply on Friday, tumbling by

nearly $3 a barrel, and settling at its lowest point since early

July, narrowing its premium to U.S. crude in heavy selling.

Brent crude for December delivery settled down $2.93

at $105.91 a barrel, a loss of 2.7 percent, its largest daily

percentage loss since June 20. The last time Brent settled lower

was on July 4 at $105.54.

U.S. oil for December fell $1.77 to settle at $94.61,

posting a fourth straight week of losses and its longest losing

streak since June 2012. It was the lowest settlement price for

the U.S. contract since June 21 at $93.69.

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