TO FINANCE, AND THE UNITED STATES IS COUNTING THE COSTS OF ITS BUDGET STANDOFF.

THE 16 DAY GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN HAS NOW ENDED AND AMERICA'S DEBT LIMIT HAS BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL FEBRUARY.PRESMARKETS WELCOMED THE LAST MINUTE DEAL BUT REMAIN WORRIED ANOTHER CRISIS MAY BE JUST AROUND THE CORNER.##TAKE GRAB##

TO THE MARKETS AND THEIR REACTION TO THE US SHUTDOWN ENDING.

THE DOW WAS STEADY AT THE CLOSE.

THE NASDAQ HAS RAISED 24 POINTS.

THE S-AND-P 500 IS 12 POINTS HIGHER

THE FOOTSIE HAS RISEN BY 5.

TO COMMODITY PRICES -

WEST TEXAS CRUDE IS TRADING AT 101 U-S DOLLARS A BARREL.

TAPIS CRUDE IS TRADING AT 119 U-S DOLLARS A BARREL.

AND GOLD IS WORTH 1320 U-S DOLLARS AN OUNCE.

THE AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR IS BUYING 96 U-S CENTS, 70 EURO CENTS AND 60 PENCE STERLING.

 

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