New York Stock Exchange looks to 2013

Traders on the floor of the new York Stock Exchange have been marking the New Year despite fears about the US economy.

There are concerns that the US could fall back in to recession if Congress cannot agree a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" deadline tomorrow.

Trader Michael Pistillo wears "2013" glasses celebrating New Year's Eve as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Trader Michael Pistillo wears "2013" glasses celebrating New Year's Eve as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Credit: Reuters

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World celebrates New Year

New Year celebrations have begun with spectacular fireworks displays in London, Edinburgh and across the country.