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AAP Markets report for Thursday, May 21

Market snapshot at 0700 AEST Thursday, May 21

INDEX LAST MOVE PREVIOUS

Dow Jones 24575.9 369.04 24206.86

S&P500 2971.61 48.67 2922.94

Nasdaq 9375.776 190.672 9185.104

FTSE100 6067.16 64.93 6002.23

Shanghai 2883.7378 -14.8382 2898.576

Hang Seng 24399.95 11.82 24388.13

NIKKEI225 20595.15 161.7 20433.45

NZSE 50 10788.06 -2.08 10790.14

One Australian dollar buys:

* 65.98 US cents, from 65.45 on Wednesday

* 70.95 Japanese yen, from 70.46

* 60.09 euro cents, from 60.24

* 53.90 British pence, from 53.48

* 107.38 NZ cents, from 107.32

METAL LAST MOVE PREVIOUS

Gold US$/oz 1748.0 3.3 1744.7

Copper US$/t 5417.5 91.0 5326.5

Iron ore US$/t 96.0 1.5 94.5

OIL (US$/b) LAST MOVE PREVIOUS

WTI Cushing 35.23 1.06 34.17

Brent Crude 35.78 1.34 34.44

Source: Reuters, Pagemasters

*China port iron ore price / $US per tonne