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 Stock Markets                                                  
DJIA          14,018.70  +47.46  Nikkei        11,344.45 -24.67
NASDAQ         3,186.49  -5.51   FTSE           6,338.38  +61.32
S&P 500        1,519.43   +2.42  Hang Seng     23,215.16  +38.16
SPI 200 Fut    4,943.00  +17.00  CRB Index        300.24   -0.47

 Bonds                                                          
US 10 YR Bond     1.978  0.00   US 30 YR Bond     3.187  0.00 

 Currencies                                   
EUR US$          1.344  1.3449  Yen US$           93.20   93.24

 Commodities                                                    
Gold (Lon)      1652.96          Silver (Lon)      31.21        
Gold (NY)       1653.6           Light Crude       97.53        
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    Updates with Tokyo numbers

    EQUITIES
    NEW YORK - U.S. stocks closed modestly higher on Tuesday,
putting the Dow within striking distance of an all-time high, as
investors looked ahead to President Barack Obama's State of the
Union address.
    The Dow Jones industrial average .DJI was up 47.46 points,
or 0.34 percent, at 14,018.70. The Standard & Poor's 500 Index
.SPX was up 2.42 points, or 0.16 percent, at 1,519.43. The
Nasdaq Composite Index .IXIC was down 5.51 points, or 0.17
percent, at 3,186.49.
    For a full report, double click on 
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    LONDON - A surge in Barclays' shares led Britain's benchmark
index past the psychologically important 6,300 level on Tuesday,
as the blue chip bank's planned overhaul raised hopes for the
troubled sector's revival. 
    The FTSE 100 closed up 61.32 points, or 1 percent higher, at
6,338.38 points, with banks alone adding over 27 points to the
index.
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    TOKYO - Japan's Nikkei share average edged lower on
Wednesday as a pause in the yen's decline triggered
profit-taking on exporters, while Gree Inc tumbled
after cutting its annual profit forecast. 
    The Nikkei was down 0.3 percent at 11,337.19, moving
away from a 33-month high of 11,498.42 struck last Wednesday.
    For a full report, double click on 
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    FOREIGN EXCHANGE 
     SYDNEY- The yen held firm on Wednesday, having swung higher
in dramatic style as investors cut bearish positions after an
official from the Group of Seven said there were concerns about
excessive movements in Japan's currency.
    Amid the confusion, the dollar skidded to around 93.27 yen
 from a near 33-month high of 94.41, while the euro shed
more than one yen to as far as 125.00. They were last
at 93.45 and 125.80 respectively. 
    For a full report, double click on 
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    TREASURIES 
    NEW YORK - U.S. Treasuries prices slipped on Tuesday as
investors looked ahead to retail sales data to shed light on
consumer habits after a lackluster debt sale, the first for a
total of $72 billion in supply this week.
    Benchmark 10-year notes US10YT=RR were last down 4/32 in
price to yield 1.977 percent.
    For a full report, double click on 
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    COMMODITIES 
    GOLD
     SINGAPORE- Gold was little changed on Wednesday after
falling to a 1-month low in the previous session, with investors
likely to watch currencies for direction, while palladium held
near its highest in 17 months as supply concerns sparked
speculative buying. 
    Spot gold was steady at $1,650.76 an ounce by 0040 
GMT. U.S. gold was at $1,651.40 an ounce, up $1.80. 
    For a full report, double click on 
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    BASE METALS
 SINGAPORE- London copper was little changed on Wednesday,
underpinned by growing hopes China's consumers will restock
after the Lunar new year. Holidays this week in the top consumer
of the metal drained liquidity and momentum from the market. 
   Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange 
was up slightly at $8,243.50 a tonne by 0125 GMT, after having 
dropped 0.7 percent in the previous session.
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    OIL
    NEW YORK - Oil prices rose on Tuesday as OPEC raised the
outlook for the amount of crude it will need to pump this year
to keep supply and demand in balance.  
    Brent crude rose 12 cents to $118.25 a barrel by
10:39 a.m. EST (1539 GMT) after settling down 77 cents on
Monday.  
    U.S. crude was up 46 cents to $97.49 a barrel. 
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