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Morning business round-up: US stock markets to reopen

What made the business news in Asia and Europe this morning? Here's our daily business round-up:

Market Data - BBC News

Market Data

Share Prices

Markets

UK markets
UK markets % change Value
Change
+0.49%
7367.32
+36.20
+0.25%
20551.26
+50.81
Europe markets
Europe markets % change Value
Change
+0.81%
547.45
+4.38
+1.07%
5451.59
+57.85
+0.88%
12326.48
+107.46
+1.03%
3403.12
+34.56
+1.03%
9583.70
+97.40
US markets
US markets % change Value
Change
+0.95%
26656.27
+250.51
+0.87%
8019.48
+69.44
+0.75%
2929.84
+21.89
Asia markets
Asia markets % change Value
Change
-0.45%
37121.22
-169.45
+0.26%
27477.67
+70.30
+0.01%
23674.93
+2.41
As of 16:38 20 Sep 2018

Currencies

GBP
% change One £ buys
Change
GBP against Euro
+0.03%
€1.1264
0.0000
GBP against Yen
+0.94%
¥149.0050
+1.3900
GBP against USD
+0.71%
$1.3238
+0.0090
USD
% change One $ buys
Change
USD against Euro
-0.63%
€0.8512
-0.0050
USD against GBP
-0.68%
£0.7556
-0.0050
USD against Yen
+0.25%
¥112.5700
+0.2850
Euro
% change One € buys
Change
Euro against GBP
-0.04%
£0.8876
0.0000
Euro against Yen
+0.88%
¥132.2350
+1.1500
Euro against USD
+0.67%
$1.1751
+0.0080
Yen
% change One ¥ buys
Change
Yen against Euro
-0.87%
€0.0080
0.0000
Yen against GBP
-0.93%
£0.0070
0.0000
Yen against USD
-0.25%
$0.0090
0.0000
As of 16:39 20 Sep 2018

Commodities

Oil
Commodity % change dollars per barrel
Change
Brent Crude Oil Futures
-0.86%
78.72
-0.68
WTI Crude Oil Futures
-0.45%
70.45
-0.32
Gold
Commodity % change dollars per ounce
Change
Gold (Forex Index am fix)
+0.30%
1203.00
+3.60
Gold (Forex Index pm fix)
+0.26%
1203.30
+3.10
Natural Gas
Commodity % change dollars per million BTU
Change
Natural Gas (Henry Hub Futures)
+2.65%
2.99
+0.08
As of 16:37 20 Sep 2018

The stock markets in New York are to reopen after their longest closure since 9/11 due to the superstorm Sandy.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is due to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday morning. Nasdaq will also open after being closed for two days.

Disney is buying Lucasfilm, the company behind the Star Wars films, from its chairman and founder George Lucas for $4.05bn (£2.5bn).

Disney said it planned to release a new Star Wars film, episode seven, in 2015.

UK bank Barclays announced that it is the subject of two new regulatory probes, soon after a series of scandals that have dented its reputation.

The bank disclosed the probes as it reported a pre-tax statutory loss of £47m for the third quarter, down from a £2.4bn profit last year.

In Asia, Panasonic has projected that it will make a loss in the current financial year because of falling sales and a jump in restructuring expenses.

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Shares of Hon Hai Precision Industry, a major assembler of Apple products, rose after strong iPhone and iPad demand lifted income.

The Taiwan-based company, which uses the trade name Foxconn Technology, saw its stock rise 2% in Taipei.

The latest Business Daily podcast from the BBC World Service visits Ethiopia - while still one of the world's poorest counties the economy is growing at 10%, a rate of growth which is expected to continue in the years ahead.

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