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November 09 2012, 06:32AM

The Dow Jones Industrial Average is DOWN 59.63 points at 12,873.10 in afternoon trading in New York, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index is DOWN 8.43 points at 1,386.10.

The NASDAQ Composite index is DOWN 25.12 points at 2,912.17.

The Australian dollar is trading at 104.22 US cents, UP from 104.07 at Thursday's close.

The local currency is worth 82.69 Japanese yen, 81.80 euros, 65.23 British pence and 1.2772 New Zealand dollars.

Benchmark crude oil is UP 68 US cents at $US85.12 per barrel.

The Australia market is set to open LOWER, with the SPI futures index DOWN 36 points.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index on Thursday SHED 32.7 points, or 0.72 per cent, at 4,483.8, while the broader All Ordinaries index LOST 32 points, or 0.71 per cent, at 4,502.2.

The spot price of gold is $US1,729.62, UP from Thursday's close of $US1,718.87.