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Overnight Markets: Dow Jones climbs to record on Walt Disney

by Himanshu Singh on Dec 31, 2013 at 05:41

Energy producers fell with Pioneer Natural Resources Co. sliding 3.1%, while Tesoro Corp. decreased 1.4%. Exxon Mobil Corp. lost 1.2% and Chevron Corp. slipped 0.8%.

In Asia, shares outside Japan gained on Tuesday as consumer and utilities companies advanced.

The MSCI Asia Pacific excluding Japan Index climbed 0.2% to 468 as of 1:01 p.m. in Hong Kong. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index slid 0.1%, paring this year’s advance to 15%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Index rose 0.3%, extending its 2013 advance to 2.9%.

Taiwan’s Taiex Index fell 0.2%. New Zealand’s NZX 50 Index slid 0.7%, paring this year’s advance to 16%. India’s S&P BSE Sensex Index gained 0.3%, having reached a record high this month and risen 9.1% in 2013.

Markets in Japan, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam are closed.

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