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AAP Markets report for Thursday, March 12

Market snapshot at 0700 AEDT Thursday, March 12

INDEX LAST MOVE PREVIOUS

Dow Jones 23631.27 -1386.89 25018.16

S&P500 2744.1 -138.13 2882.23

Nasdaq 7978.1016 -336.1513 8344.2529

FTSE100 5876.52 -83.71 5960.23

Shanghai 2968.5174 -53.4711 2996.7618

Hang Seng 25231.61 -160.9 25392.51

NIKKEI225 19416.06 -451.06 19867.12

NZSE 50 10,873.6 -23.87 10897.47

One Australian dollar buys:

* 64.87 US cents, from 64.82 on Wednesday

* 67.919 Japanese yen, from 68.38

* 57.64 euro cents, from 57.38

* 50.65 British pence, from 50.25

* 103.39 NZ cents, from 103.67

METAL LAST MOVE PREVIOUS

Gold US$/oz 1635.77 -8.65 1644.42

Copper US$/t 5555.75 34.25 5521.5

Iron ore US$/t 90.5 3 87.5

OIL (US$/b) LAST MOVE PREVIOUS

WTI Cushing 35.19 2.52 32.67

Brent Crude 38.38 -7.13 45.51

Source: Reuters, Pagemasters

*China port iron ore price / $US per tonne