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Friday,29 May 2020 at 07:28

U.K. and European markets retreated as tensions continue to escalate between the U.S. and China. 


Stocks in Asia Pacific edged lower as investors watch for market reaction to China’s controversial national security law for Hong Kong. 

Oil prices edged lower after U.S. inventory data showed lacklustre fuel demand in the world’s largest oil consumer. 

Gold inched up as deteriorating U.S.-China ties fuelled demand for the safe-haven metal. 

In corporate news, B&M European Value Retail reported a strong end to fourth-quarter sales as customers packed into stores during the wave of panic buying in March. 

Flutter Entertainment has raised more than £800m in a share placing to reduce debt and be ready to expand its U.S. business. 

Some members of the Oxford University research team working to develop a vaccine against coronavirus are already privy to initial results for early-stage human trials and their publication is imminent, AstraZeneca's chief said.

Markets
08:21
FTSE 100 6,174 (-0.71%)
FTSE 250 17,217 (-0.69%)
DAX 11,624 (-1.33%)
the close
Dow Jones 25,400 (-0.58%)
S&P 500 3,029 (-0.21%)
NASDAQ 9,368 (-0.46%)
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.21
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.233
GBP/EUR 1.111
Commodities
Gold $1,719 +0.11%
Brent $35.00 (-1.02%)
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