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7_Oz markets down - v1

Dow Jones closed down 0.3%, ASX futures higher ahead of market open in Sydney

  • Dow Jones closes down 106.77 points (-0.3%).
  • ASX futures trading higher ahead of market open in Sydney, up 5.5 points (0.1%).
  • Bitcoin is trading at US$49,000.

The Dow Jones fell 0.3% to finish the trading day down 107 points to close at 35,544 points.

Earlier, markets in Europe were weaker as London’s FTSE fell 0.2% while Germany’s DAX finished the trading day lower, down 1.08%.

Asian markets are set to open higher, with ASX futures up 5.5 points (0.1%) ahead of the open in Sydney.

The Australian dollar is firm against the major currencies and is buying 71.04 US cents.

Gold is trading at US$1,770 per ounce with copper down 0.61% to US$4.254 per pound.

WTI Crude oil is selling for US$70.29 per barrel while Brent oil is lower at US$73.16 per barrel.

The spot iron ore price is trading at US$108.5 per metric ton and one bitcoin is worth US$48,325 going into the Asian trading day.

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