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Monday,23 January 2023 at 08:52
UK & European markets started the new trading week on a positive
investors gauging the economic outlook.
Shares were higher in Asia,
but most markets were closed for the Lunar New Year holiday, with markets in
Shanghai shut for the whole week.
Oil prices drifted lower
in early trade, thinned by the Lunar New Year holiday in east
Asia, but held on to most of last week’s gains on the prospect of an economic
recovery in top oil importer China this year.
Gold prices rose,
as a softer dollar and prospects of slower interest rate hikes by the U.S.
Federal Reserve boosted bullion’s appeal.
In corporate news, Infrastructure group Balfour
Beatty said it had been awarded a £1.2bn contract by
Britain’s National Highways to deliver a package of works for the proposed
Lower Thames Crossing.
The company on Monday said it would be responsible for the design and delivery
of more than 10 miles of new highway as part of the project to build a new
tunnel under the River Thames aimed at easing traffic congestion in the south
FTSE 100 7,777 +0.09%
FTSE 250 19,779 +0.40%
DAX 15,132 +0.66%
At the close
Dow Jones 33,375 +1.00%
S&P 500 3,972 +1.89%
NASDAQ 11,140 +0.43%
UK 10-YR YIELD 3.337
Gold $1,921 (-0.18%)
Brent $87.24 (-0.46%)
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