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February 08 2013, 09:19AM

The stock market in New York has closed LOWER, with final figures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average DOWN 42.47 points at 13,944.00, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index is DOWN 2.73 points at 1,509.39.

The NASDAQ Composite index is DOWN 3.34 points at 3,165.13.

The Australian dollar is trading at 102.82 US cents, DOWN from 103.30 at Thursday's close.

The local currency is worth 96.32 Japanese yen, 76.77 euro cents, 65.44 British pence and 1.2350 New Zealand dollars.

Benchmark crude oil is DOWN 79 US cents at $US95.83 per barrel.

The Australia market is set to open LOWER, with the SPI futures index DOWN eight points at 4886.

The benchmark S&P/ASX200 index on Thursday GAINED 14.7 points, or 0.3 per cent, to 4,935.7 points, while the broader All Ordinaries index ROSE 15.3 points, or 0.31 per cent, at 4,955.8 points.

The spot price of gold is $US1,669.20, DOWN from Thursday's close of $US1,681.05.