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Thursday,08 April 2021 at 07:46

U.K. and European stocks opened higher following a rise in U.S. stock futures. 


Stocks in the Asia-Pacific region traded higher after the S&P 500 nudged to a record closing high overnight. 

Oil priced slightly lower on concerns over weakening demand, at a time when supplies around the world are rising. 

Gold prices steadied as market participants weighed the U.S. Federal Reserve’s commitment to keep interest rates low for some time, against potentially higher inflation. 

In corporate news, Johnson Matthey said operating performance in the year to the end of March would be at the top end of market expectations as it announced a strategic review of its health business. 

Anglo American announced the demerger of its thermal coal operations in South Africa subject to the approval of shareholders.

Markets
At 08:20
FTSE 100 6,926 +0.59%
FTSE 250 22,187 +0.12%
DAX 15,226 +0.33%
At the close
Dow Jones 33,446 +0.05%
S&P 500 4,079 +0.15%
NASDAQ 13,688 (-0.07%)
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.788
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.377
GBP/EUR 1.158
Commodities
Gold $1,744 +0.43%
Brent $62.89 (-0.05%)
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