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Friday,18 November 2022 at 17:01

Elon Musk has locked Twitter staff out of offices until next week as hundreds of employees reportedly resigned after being given an ultimatum by the billionaire. 

The closure until Monday was revealed in an email to staff, with no reason was given.

Hundreds of employees have quit the company after Mr Musk told staff they "need to be extremely hardcore" or leave.

UK and European markets were higher as investors continue to assess the trajectory of monetary policy after some tough statements from U.S. Federal Reserve officials.

U.S. stocks churned ahead as investors neared the end of a turbulent trading week marked by mixed retail earnings and a chorus of hawkish Fedspeak.

Oil fell by more than $3 a barrel and was on track for a second weekly decline, pressured by concern about weakening demand in China and further increases to U.S. interest rates.

Gold priced lower.

Markets
At the close
FTSE 100 7,385 +0.53%
FTSE 250 19,283 +0.84%
DAX 14,431 +1.16%
At 17:00
Dow Jones 33,706 +0.48%
S&P 500 3,955 +0.21%
NASDAQ 11,123 (-0.18%)
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 3.240
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.190
GBP/EUR 1.150
Commodities
Gold $1,754 (-0.28%)
Brent $86.55 (-3.80%)
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