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Dow Jones closes up 0.1%, ASX futures down ahead of market open in Sydney

Highlights:

  • Dow Jones closes up 39.2 points (0.1%).
  • ASX futures trading lower with ASX set to fall 11 points (-0.15%).
  • Bitcoin is trading at US$49,000.

By Jack Baxter

Aug. 26 — The Dow Jones rose 0.1% to finish the trading day up 39 points to close at 35,406 points.

Earlier, markets in Europe were mixed as London’s FTSE finished up 0.34% while Germany’s DAX finished the trading day lower.

Asian markets are set to open lower with ASX futures down 11 points (-0.2%) ahead of the open in Sydney with key economic data scheduled for release during the day’s session.

The Australian dollar is stronger against the major currencies and is buying 72.76 US cents.

Gold is trading at US$1,793 per ounce with copper at US$4.264 per pound.

WTI Crude oil is selling for US$68.08 per barrel while Brent oil is higher at US$71.00 per barrel.

The spot iron ore price remained steady, trading at US$149.45 per ton and one bitcoin is worth US$48,870 going into the Asian trading day.

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