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Wednesday,25 January 2023 at 08:37
& European markets opened fractionally lower following a loss in the previous session,
despite data out of the eurozone showing an uptick in business activity in the
region’s services and manufacturing sectors.
Asia-Pacific shares traded
mixed, taking the lead from Wall Street’s struggle for
direction as China and Hong Kong markets remain closed for the Lunar New Year
Crude oil prices
rebounded as demand recovery hopes in top importer China
following its exit from Covid pandemic curbs provided support after prices
dropped in the previous session on concerns about global economic growth.
Gold priced lower.
In corporate news,budget airline easyJet said
it expected to beat full-year profit expectations as it narrowed losses in the
first quarter and forward bookings into the summer surged.
The carrier said pre-tax losses for the three months to December 31 came in at
£133m against a loss of £213m when Covid travel restrictions were in force.
FTSE 100 7,762 +0.07%
FTSE 250 19,908 +0.26%
DAX 15,108 +0.10%
At the close
Dow Jones 33,733 +0.31%
S&P 500 4,016 (-0.07%)
NASDAQ 11,334 (-0.27%)
UK 10-YR YIELD 3.230
Gold $1,931 (-0.30%)
Brent $86.47 (-0.01%)
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