May 9, 2013 / 3:16 AM / 5 years ago

India Morning Call-Global markets

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                             LEVEL   NET/CLOSE  PCT/YIELD
 DJIA                     15105.12       48.92       0.32
 S&P 500                   1632.69        6.73       0.41
 FTSE                      6583.48       26.18        0.4
 MSCI Asia-Pac Ex-JP        490.26        1.41       0.29
                                                
 Nikkei                   14381.99        96.3       0.67
 Euro                       1.3164      1.3151           
 Japanese Yen                98.85       98.99           
 U.S. Crude                  96.71        0.09           
 Brent                       104.5        0.16           
 Gold                      1472.49     1472.19           
 Silver                      24.11       23.89           
 Copper-LME                   7350         -69      -0.93
 UST 10-YR               99.421875                 1.8135
 UST 30-YR              102.671875                 2.9903
 
    Updates with the latest figures

    EQUITIES
    NEW YORK - The S&P 500 closed at an all-time high for a
fifth day on Wednesday in a broad rally that keeps surprising
investors with its longevity and resilience.
    The Dow Jones industrial average gained 48.92 points,
or 0.32 percent, to end at a record high of 15,105.12 - its
second consecutive close above 15,000. The Standard & Poor's 500
Index rose 6.73 points, or 0.41 percent, to finish at a
record high of 1,632.69. The Nasdaq Composite Index 
advanced 16.64 points, or 0.49 percent, to close at 3,413.27.
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    LONDON - Britain's top share index hit a 5-1/2 year closing
high on Wednesday, bolstered by solid corporate earnings
newsflow and robust Chinese trade data. 
   The FTSE 100 ended up 26.18 points, or 0.4 percent,
at 6,583.48, its highest close since November 2007.
 
    It led a rise in the FTSE 350 banking index,
which ended up 2.9 percent.
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    TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a third
session on Thursday, buoyed by a record finish on Wall Street
and strong European shares, and led by gains in Toyota Motor
Corp shares after the automaker reported full-year
results. 
    In mid-morning trade, the Nikkei had risen 0.7 percent to
14,381.99, nearing Wednesday's intraday peak of 14,421.38, its
highest level since June 2008. . 
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    HONG KONG - Hong Kong shares were set to start higher on
Thursday, with steel conglomerate Citic Pacific rising
1.6 percent to be the top percentage gainer among Hang Seng
Index components. 
   The Hang Seng Index was set to open up 0.5 percent at
23,353.68. The China Enterprises Index of the top
Chinese listings in Hong Kong was indicated to open 0.6 percent
higher.
    For a full report, double click on 
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    FOREIGN EXCHANGE 
    SYDNEY - The euro held near a one-week high against the
dollar and two-month peaks on its Australian counterpart in
early Asian trade on Thursday, having risen broadly after upbeat
German factory activity data bolstered sentiment. 
   Investors also snapped up the New Zealand dollar in the wake
of a surprisingly strong jobs report at home, driving the kiwi
up more than half a U.S. cent to a high of $0.8470. 
   The euro traded at $1.3158, after rising as far as
$1.3195 overnight. Initial resistance is seen around the May 1
peak of $1.3243, with a break there taking it back to levels not
seen since February.  
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    TREASURIES 
    TOKYO - U.S. Treasuries were little changed in Asia on
Thursday, but the benchmark yield stood near its April peak as
the market is pressured by fresh bond offerings this week and a
blow from surprisingly strong U.S. jobs data last week.
    The yield on the 10-year bonds stood at 1.810 percent
, near a yield resistance of its April high at 1.814
percent.
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    COMMODITIES 
    GOLD
    SINGAPORE - Gold edged down on Thursday, after rising more
than 1 percent in the previous session, as speculators booked
profits and investors cut their holdings on bullion
exchange-traded funds to their lowest since early 2009.
    Spot gold fell $2.78 an ounce to $1,469.41 by 0045
GMT, with gains in equities also weighing on prices. Gold hit an
intraday high around $1,476 on Wednesday on physical buying and
a drop in the dollar against the euro.
    U.S. gold was at $1,468.90 an ounce, down $4.80.
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    BASE METALS
    SINGAPORE  - London copper edged lower on Thursday, giving
up gains from the previous session when it climbed to a more
than three-week high on a string of promising data that revived
hopes for global economic growth.     
    Shanghai copper futures jumped 1 percent, tracking
Wednesday's gains in the London market. 
    Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange slid
0.5 percent to $7,380 a tonne by 0100 GMT after hitting $7,480 a
tonne on Wednesday, its highest since April 12. 
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    OIL
    NEW YORK - The spread between Brent and U.S. crude oil
futures narrowed sharply in the last half hour of trade on
Wednesday fuelled by expectations for increased capacity to
funnel rising U.S. crude oil production out of
benchmark-supply-point Cushing. 
   The spread between U.S. crude oil and Brent settled at $7.72,
the lowest settlement since late January 2011.
    A flood of volume at the end of the session pushed U.S.
crude oil futures up $1 per barrel higher to settle at
$96.62, after it traded mostly 30-50 cents higher during
Wednesday's session.
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 (Compiled by Abhishek Vishnoi)

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