UPDATE 1-New Zealand/Australia Morning Call-Global markets

Tue Jun 25, 2013 4:28pm EDT

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 Stock Markets 
S&P/ASX 200    4,655.96  -13.18  NZSX 50        4,316.99  -47.65
                                                 
DJIA          14,760.31 +100.75  Nikkei        12,969.34  -93.44
NASDAQ         3,347.89  +27.13  FTSE           6,101.91  +72.81
S&P 500        1,588.03  +14.94  Hang Seng     19,855.72  +41.74
SPI 200 Fut    4,676.00  +32.00  CRB Index        278.01   +0.20

 Bonds                                                          
AU 10 YR Bond     3.840  +0.015  US 10 YR Bond     2.593  +0.049
NZ 10 YR Bond     4.174  -0.001  US 30 YR Bond     3.615  +0.058

 Currencies (Prev at 7pm NZST)                                  
AUD US$          0.9256  0.9253  NZD US$          0.7730  0.7745
EUR US$          1.3093  1.3146  Yen US$           97.76   97.45

 Commodities                                                    
Gold (Lon)      1279.00          Silver (Lon)     19.770        
Gold (NY)       1281.29          Light Crude       95.34        
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Overnight market action with latest New York figures.

    EQUITIES
    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks rose the most in nearly two weeks on
Tuesday after strong housing and durable goods data reassured
investors worried about the Federal Reserve's plans to wind down
its economic stimulus. 
   The Dow Jones industrial average rose 100.75 points or
0.69 percent, to 14,760.31, the S&P 500 gained 14.94
points or 0.95 percent, to 1,588.03 and the Nasdaq Composite
 added 27.13 points or 0.82 percent, to 3,347.89.
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    LONDON - Britain's benchmark share index rebounded on
Tuesday from 5-1/2 month lows, with cruise ship group Carnival
 leading the gainers, after steps by China to reassure
markets over its money supply lifted sentiment. 
    The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which had fallen some
12 percent over the last month after racing to a 13-year high of
6,875.62 points in late May, closed up by 1.2 percent, or 72.81
points, at 6,101.91 points. 
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    TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei share average fell below 13,000 in
volatile trade on Tuesday as worry about stresses in China's
banking system added to concerns about the U.S. Federal
Reserve's plan to scale back its stimulus. 
    The Nikkei dropped 0.7 percent to 12,969.34 after
rising as much as 1.3 percent and falling 2.3 percent at one
point.
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    SYDNEY - Australian shares are set to open a touch higher
after a late rally in the U.S. and other markets on hopes
authorities will step in after China's central bank turned off
the taps for cheap cash, sending Chinese stocks plummeting.
    Stock index futures rose 0.4 percent to 4,676.0, a
20-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index 
close. The benchmark finished 13.1 points lower on Tuesday at
4,656. Australia releases quarterly data on production of iron
ore and coal, including the first forecasts for 2013/14. 
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    FOREIGN EXCHANGE 
    NEW YORK - The dollar rose for a fifth straight session on
Tuesday after a slew of positive economic data boosted optimism
about the U.S. recovery and affirmed expectations the Federal
Reserve would scale back its stimulus measures. 
    The dollar index, which measures the dollar against a
basket of six major currencies, rose 0.2 percent to 82.570 for
its fifth straight day of gains and remained near Monday's near
three-week peak of 82.841. 
    The dollar was up against the yen at 97.73 yen, off
Monday's two-week high of 98.70. 
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    TREASURIES 
    NEW YORK -  The Treasury sold new two-year notes on Tuesday
at the highest yields in two years, adding to speculation that
prices might need to continue to weaken to attract demand for a
five-year note sale on Wednesday.
     U.S. benchmark 10-year Treasury notes were last
down 14/32 in price to yield 2.59 percent, up from 2.544 percent
late on Monday, but down from their high of 2.67 percent reached
earlier on Monday. 
    Thirty-year bonds fell 1-3/32 in price to yield
3.61 percent compared with 3.56 percent late on Monday. These
yields reached as high as 3.65 percent on Monday. 
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    COMMODITIES 
    GOLD
    NEW YORK - Gold eased on Tuesday as a raft of positive U.S.
housing and consumer confidence data lifted the dollar for a
fifth straight session and reinforced expectations the Federal
Reserve could rein in its monetary stimulus program in the next
few months.
    Spot gold was down $5.93, or 0.46 percent, at
$1,275.09 an ounce at 3:28 p.m. EDT (1928 GMT), off an earlier
high of $1,288.80. It continued to underperform other precious
metals, oil and copper.
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    BASE METALS
    LONDON - Copper rose on Tuesday, recovering from a
three-year low, after China's central bank sought to soothe
fears that a credit crunch would crimp growth in the world's top
metals consumer. 
    Benchmark three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange
 closed at $6,805 a tonne on Tuesday, off an intra-day
low of $6,602, its weakest level since July 2010. It closed at
$6,670 on Monday.
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    OIL
    NEW YORK - Crude oil prices ended near flat in a sluggish
day of trading on Tuesday as stronger equity markets put a floor
under prices and Brent's premium over U.S. crude slid below $6.
    Front-month U.S. crude oil futures finished the day
14 cents higher at $95.32 per barrel. U.S. crude is down nearly
$4 from a $99.01 high made last Wednesday. 
    Brent crude oil ended 10 cents higher at $101.26 per
barrel. Brent has dropped more than $5 from its high near $107
last week. 
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A couple walks along the rough surf during sunset at Oahu's North Shore, December 26, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

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