Around the World's Markets: New York

US STOCKS ended mixed on Friday in a half-day, post-holiday session, with the Nasdaq setting yet another record, as Wall Street shrugged off news that personal spending in October climbed by twice the expected amount. The Dow Jones was down 19.26 points, or 0.17 per cent, at 10,988.91, after profit-taking in the final 15 minutes of trading wiped out earlier gains.

The Nasdaq was up 27.32 points, or 0.80 per cent, to 3,447.82.