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 Stock Markets                                                  
DJIA          13,981.76   +8.37  Nikkei        11,395.16 -12.71
NASDAQ         0,000.00   +0.00  FTSE           6,318.19  -10.07
S&P 500        1,519.79   -1.59  Hang Seng     23,351.86  -30.08
SPI 200 Fut    5,038.00   -4.00  CRB Index        298.45   +0.00

Bonds                                                           
US 10 YR Bond     2.0121  +0.007 US 30 YR Bond     3.184  +0.004
Currencies                                  
EUR US$          1.3345  1.3346  Yen US$           93.80   93.84
Commodities                                                     
Gold (Lon)      1613.84          Silver (Lon)     30.08        
Gold (NY)       1614.0           Light Crude      95.54        
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Updates with Tokyo and Hong Kong numbers 

    EQUITIES
    NEW YORK - U.S. financial markets were closed on Monday for
a public holiday.
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    LONDON - Britain's top share index fell on Monday, with the
mining sector hit by low commodity prices and a resurgence in
industrial unrest. 
    At the close, the FTSE 100 was down by 10.07 points, or 0.2
percent lower, at 6,318.19 points, with the materials sector -
which includes commodity-related stocks such as miners - taking
6.6 points off the index.
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    TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei share average edged down in early
trade on Tuesday as investors awaited the appointment of a new
Bank of Japan governor, while Fanuc Corp weighed after
data showed a sharp drop in machine tool orders to China. 
     The Nikkei edged down 0.2 percent to 11,392.40, after 
jumping 2.1 percent on Monday to near a 4-year high struck on. 
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    Hong Kong - Shares were set to open slightly lower on
Tuesday, dragged down by a 2.4 percent loss for Macau gambling
operator Sands China. 
    The Hang Seng Index was set to open down 0.1 percent
at 23,368.22. The China Enterprises Index of the top
Chinese listings was indicated to start down 0.2 percent.
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    FOREIGN EXCHANGE 
    TOKYO - The yen rose on Tuesday after Japanese ministers
played down talk of foreign bond buying by the country's central
bank, a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said such a policy
could be one option for monetary easing.
    Their comments sent the dollar as low as to 93.56 yen
, though it pared much of the losses to last trade at
93.90 yen, 0.1 percent below its late European session levels.
U.S. financial markets were closed on Monday for the President's
Day holiday.
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    TREASURIES 
    NEW YORK - U.S. financial markets were closed on Monday for
a public holiday.
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    COMMODITIES 
    GOLD
    SINGAPORE - Gold edged up on Tuesday to extend slight gains
from the previous session, but prices were capped as the U.S.
dollar rose to a more than one-month high against other
currencies. 
    Spot gold had climbed 0.2 percent to $1,612.90 an
ounce by 0029 GMT, off a six-month low of $1,598.04 hit late
last week.
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    BASE METALS
    SINGAPORE - London copper inched higher on Tuesday on
bargain hunting given prospects for a slowly improving global
economic recovery, after hitting three-week lows the previous
session. Unease over China's limp return to the market from a
week-long break held back upside momentum. 
    Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange 
climbed 0.22 percent to $8,137 a tonne by 0107 GMT. The rise
partially erased losses made on Monday, when copper fell more
than one percent to $8,107 a tonne, its lowest since Jan. 30
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    OIL
    LONDON - Brent crude oil consolidated below $118 per barrel
on Monday, underpinned by expectations of improving global
growth and continuing tensions in the Middle East.
    Brent crude was down 20 cents at $117.46 a barrel by
1518 GMT after posting its first weekly loss since the first
half of January. U.S. crude slipped 24 cents to $95.62.
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 (Compiled by Manoj Dharra)
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