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New York Stock Exchange likely to open on flat note

Dow futures were up 0.1 per cent at 13,071 and S&P 500 futures added 0.1 per cent to 1,413.90.

BT Online Bureau | November 6, 2012 | Updated 15:50 IST

New York Stock Exchange is likely to open near the flat line on Tuesday as investors remain hesitant to make big modes ahead of the US presidential election and a leadership change in China.

On the New York Stock Exchange, Dow futures were up 0.1 per cent at 13,071 and S&P 500 futures added 0.1 per cent to 1,413.90.

Polls show President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney locked in a tight race.

Elsewhere, most of the Asian markets were flat while European stocks edged higher just hours before voting booths opened across the United States.

In Europe, Britain's FTSE 100 rose 0.2 per cent to 5,850.65. Germany's DAX was marginally higher at 7,329.82. France's CAC-40 added 0.1 per cent to 3,452.93.

On Monday, the Dow Jones industrial average on New York Stock Exchange managed to eke out a small gain, closing at 13,112.44, up 19 points. (With Agency Inputs)

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