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AAP Markets report for Tuesday, March 17

Market snapshot at 0700 AEDT Tuesday, March 17

INDEX LAST MOVE PREVIOUS

Dow Jones 20768.09 -2417.53 23185.62

S&P500 301.84 301.84 2711.02

Nasdaq 7109.575 -765.3 7874.875

FTSE100 5151.08 -215.03 5366.11

Shanghai 2789.2537 -98.1728 2887.4265

Hang Seng 23063.57 969.34 24032.91

NIKKEI225 17002.04 -429.01 17431.05

NZSE 50 9476.94 349.92 9826.86

One Australian dollar buys:

* 61.24 US cents, from 61.35 on Monday

* 64.94 Japanese yen, from 65.66

* 54.83 euro cents, from 55.44

* 49.99 British pence, from 50.00

* 101.01 NZ cents, from 102.44

METAL LAST MOVE PREVIOUS

Gold US$/oz 1504.225 -25.483 1529.708

Copper US$/t 5276 -171.75 5424.75

Iron ore US$/t 91.5 0.5 91

OIL (US$/b) LAST MOVE PREVIOUS

WTI Cushing 28.67 -2.71 31.38

Brent Crude 29.74 -3.42 33.16

Source: Reuters, Pagemasters

*China port iron ore price / $US per tonne