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Tuesday,23 May 2023 at 15:56

UK and European stock markets closed lower as U.S. debt ceiling negotiations continued.

The U.S. dollar rose on expectations that U.S. interest rates will remain higher for longer.

Oil rose supported by a tighter market outlook and a warning from the Saudi energy minister to speculators that raised the prospect of further OPEC+ cuts to support the market.

Gold prices extended losses pressured as the U.S. dollar and Treasury yields strengthened on rising bets for higher interest rates.

Rolls-Royce is reportedly abandoning part of its carbon capture operation as part of a streamlining of the engineering group under its new boss.

A Rolls-Royce spokesperson said: "We will fulfil our UK government-funded programme to build and test a direct air capture (DAC) prototype in Derby, and expect to complete that work in 2024. "Separate exploratory work to develop a DAC product has stopped.

At the close
FTSE 100 7,762 (-0.10%)
FTSE 250 19,208 (-0.34%)
DAX 16,151 (-0.45%)
At 16:50
Dow Jones 33,288 +0.01%
S&P 500 4,183 (-0.21%)
NASDAQ 12,705 (-0.12%)
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 4.168
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.242
GBP/EUR 1.152
Gold $1,967 (-0.08%)
Brent $77.34 +1.86%
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