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

Mon Dec 23, 2013 2:33pm EST

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S&P/ASX 200    5,291.95  +26.73  NZSX 50        4,722.64  +41.64
DJIA          16,289.79  +68.65  Nikkei        15,870.42  +11.20
NASDAQ         4,140.10  +35.36  FTSE           6,678.61  +72.03
S&P 500        1,826.67   +8.35  Hang Seng     22,812.18 +109.38
SPI 200 Fut    5,299.00  +30.00  TRJCRB Index     282.09   -1.03

Bonds (Yield)                                                   
AU 10 YR Bond     4.225  -0.005  US 10 YR Bond     2.927  +0.042
NZ 10 YR Bond     4.750  +0.000  US 30 YR Bond     3.838  +0.013

Currencies (Prev at 7pm NZST)                                   
AUD US$          0.8935  0.8941  NZD US$          0.8205  0.8206
EUR US$          1.3697  1.3684  Yen US$          104.03  104.04

 Commodities                                                    
Gold (Lon)      1199.00          Silver (Lon)     19.370        
Gold (NY)       1202.64          Light Crude       98.91        
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Overnight market action with latest New York figures.

    EQUITIES
    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks jumped on Monday, with the Dow and
S&P 500 advancing to all-time highs as Apple Inc AAPL.O surged
on a distribution deal with China Mobile and lifted the
technology sector.
    The Dow Jones industrial average was up 83.10 points,
or 0.51 percent, at 16,304.24. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index
 was up 10.19 points, or 0.56 percent, at 1,828.51. The
Nasdaq Composite Index was up 38.47 points, or 0.94
percent, at 4,143.21. 
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    LONDON - Britain's shares rose for a fourth straight day on
Monday as chip designer ARM ARM.L was boosted by the prospect of
more orders from key client Apple, while optimism about U.S.
growth underpinned the broader market.
    The FTSE 100 closed up 72.03 points, or 1.1 percent,
at 6,678.61 points, posting its fourth straight session of gains
and its longest winning run since October.
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    TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei share average closed a choppy session
at its highest level in six years on Friday, with traders citing
futures buying by funds ahead of the long weekend for the
rebound from morning losses.
    The Nikkei rose 0.1 percent to end at 15,870.42, the
highest closing level since Dec. 2007, bouncing back from 0.7
percent decline intraday. For the week, the index added 3.0
percent.  The Topix fell 0.1 percent to 1,261.64.
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    SYDNEY - Australian stocks were set to rise on Tuesday,
tracking a positive lead from Wall Street after Apple Inc
 lifted the technology sector.
    Local share price index futures rose 0.6 percent to
5,301, a 9.1-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index
<.AXJO close> on Monday. The benchmark touched a three-week peak
in the previous session.
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    FOREIGN EXCHANGE 
    NEW YORK - The dollar fell against the euro on Monday in
illiquid trade, but optimism about the U.S. economy despite the
Federal Reserve starting to withdraw some of its stimulus capped
the currency's losses.
    In early afternoon trade, the dollar was flat at 104.08 yen
, not far from a five-year peak of 104.63 yen touched on
Friday.
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    TREASURIES 
    NEW YORK - U.S. Treasuries prices slipped on Monday in light
trading and five-year note yields rose to more than two-month
highs as investors unwound trades made before last week's
Federal Reserve meeting.
    Five-year notes were last down 1/32 in price to
yield 1.69 percent. The yields have risen from around 1.50
percent before the Fed's statement.
    Benchmark 10-year notes fell 4/32 in price to
yield 2.91 percent. They have risen from 2.84 percent in the
same time-frame.
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    COMMODITIES 
    GOLD
    NEW YORK - Gold edged lower on Monday as players limited
their exposure prior to year-end holidays in a market heading
for its biggest annual loss in three decades and facing further
downside forecasts for 2014.
    By 1:55 p.m. EST, the spot price of gold was down 0.4
percent to $1,198.57 an ounce. U.S. gold futures for February
delivery were down 0.5 percent at $1,198.10.
    For a full report, double click on 
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    BASE METALS
    LONDON - Zinc prices rose to their highest level in nearly
10 months on Monday, the biggest gainer in the base metals
complex, lifted by tightening supplies and robust imports by
China.
    Three-month zinc on the London Metal Exchange rose
to a session high of $2,071, its highest level since March 1. It
closed at $2,057 a tonne, up from a last bid of $2,039.
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    OIL
    NEW YORK - Crude oil futures slipped on Monday in light
volume as traders booked profits after three days of gains ahead
of the Christmas holiday though refinery strikes in France and
internal strife in producers Libya and South Sudan checked
losses.
    February Brent crude fell 20 cents to $111.57 a
barrel by 1:38 p.m. EST (1838 GMT) after gaining 2.7 percent
last week. It touched a two-week high of $111.93 earlier in the
session.
    U.S. crude for February delivery fell 32 cents to
$99.00 a barrel.
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