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November 21 2012, 08:16AM

The stock market in New York has ended the day FLAT.

Preliminary figures put the Dow Jones Industrial Average DOWN 5.83 points at 12,790.13, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index is UP 1.01 points at 1,387.90.

The NASDAQ Composite index ADDED 0.83 points to 2,916.90.

The Australian dollar is trading at 103.87 US cents, DOWN from 104.14 at Tuesday's close.

The local currency is worth 84.85 Japanese yen, 81.06 euro cents, 65.23 British pence and 1.2721 New Zealand dollars.

Benchmark crude oil is DOWN $US2.53 at $US86.75 per barrel.

The Australia market is set to open FLAT, with the SPI futures index UP two points at 4400.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index on Tuesday GAINED 24.3 points, or 0.56 per cent, at 4,385.7, while the broader All Ordinaries index ROSE 24.9 points, or 0.57 per cent, at 4,407.5.

The spot price of gold is $US1,727.75, DOWN from Tuesday's close of $US1,733.64.