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US stocks fall, EUR recovers

FXStreet (Córdoba) - Equities in the US were falling while European markets finished lower. Among country indexes, the UK FTSE 100 slipped 0.08% while the Germany's DAX 30 lost 0.48%. The France’s CAC 40 declined 0.51%. Italy’s FTSE MIB retreated 0.68% while Spain’s IBEX 35, the worst, plummeted 1.36%.

In Wall Street, main indexes were in negative territory: Dow Jones -0.45%, Nasdaq -0.35% and S&P 500 -0.38%. Crude oil was recovering modestly, up 0.30% at $92.95 while gold was trading at fresh monthly lows below $1,250/oz.

In the FX market, the euro was rising in the market, recovering round; EUR/USD rose back above 1.2900 while EUR/JPY climbed to 137.45. Commodity currencies were the worst performers, with NZD/USD at 6 month lows at 0.8235 while AUD/USD tested levels below 0.9200.

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