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Dow Jones closed down 0.5%, ASX futures down ahead of market open in Sydney

  • Dow Jones closes down 162.79 points (-0.5%).
  • ASX futures trading lower with ASX set to fall 41 points (-0.6%).
  • Bitcoin is trading at US$42,000.

The Dow Jones fell 0.45% to finish the trading day down 163 points to close at 36,069 points.

Earlier, markets in Europe were weaker as London’s FTSE fell 0.5% while Germany’s DAX finished the trading day lower, down 1.13%.

Asian markets are set to open lower, with ASX futures down 41 points (-0.6%) ahead of the open in Sydney.

The Australian dollar is firm against the major currencies and is buying 71.73 US cents.

Gold is trading at US$1,802 per ounce with copper down 1.32% to US$4.352 per pound.

WTI Crude oil is selling for US$78.23 per barrel while Brent oil is lower at US$80.96 per barrel.

The spot iron ore price is trading at US$120.5 per metric ton and one bitcoin is worth US$41,735 going into the Asian trading day.

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