In New York Monday, the Dow
is up 115 points or 0.70% to 16,427.
Both the S&P 500 added
0.67% and the Nasdaq advanced by 0.88%
US benchmark updates
The MSCI Asia Pacific Index rose
Japan's Nikkei 225 added
0.90; China's Shanghai Composite fell 0.41%; South Korea's KOSPI advanced 0.23%;
Australia's S&P/ASX 200 climbed 0.52% and in Mumbai, the Bombay Stock Exchange
the S&P BSE India Sensex Index increased 0.21%.
In Europe, the
Dow Jones Stoxx Europe 600 is up 0.35 in mid afternoon trading Monday.
In Dublin, the
ISEQ has fallen 0.24%
Aer Lingus is
down 0.72% and Ryanair has risen 1.04%.
Irish Share Prices
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The euro is
trading at $1.3795 and at £0.8293.
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The US dollar
fell to $1.6038 per euro on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - an-all time record.
Baltic Dry Index,
a measure of shipping costs for dry commodities,
hit an all-time high of 11,771 on May 21, 2008.
From that time it reversed and on the 5th of December, 2008 it hit a low of 663
- - close to a 1986 low.
July 15, 2010, the index fell for the 35th straight session, by 9 points, or
3.11%, to 1,619 points,
On Friday in
London the BDI closed down 39 points or 2.76% to 1,373. The index is down 39.7%
year to date.
rose by 220% in 2013 to 2,237.
Global rebalancing — the
tanker scrapyard index?
Crude oil for May 2014 delivery is trading on the
Chicago York Mercantile Exchange (CME/Nymex)
at $101.51 down 16 cents from Friday's close. In London, Brent for May 2014
delivery is trading on the
International Commodities Exchange at $108.09.
The North Sea benchmark accounts for two-thirds of the global market.
Finfacts, July, 15, 2013: US
West Texas Intermediate oil benchmark jumps in July
- - margin between WTI and Brent falls.
The spot price of an oz of gold is trading on the
CME in Chicago at $1,291.70 down $2.10 from Friday's closing - -
the gold price fell 28% in
2013, the biggest annual plunge since 1981.
Gold had hit a
record high of $1,921.15 a troy ounce on Sept 06, 2011.
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