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Monday,07 June 2021 at 16:07
UK and European stocks closed slightly
higher, despite fears over rising inflation.
The U.S dollar edged up, recovering from
Friday’s drop on U.S. jobs data which was below expectations.
Oil pulled back as investors awaited the
outcome of this week’s talks over a nuclear deal that is expected to boost
Gold retreated with investors’ focus
switching to U.S. inflation readings later this week.
In corporate news, BT was the standout gainer after announcing the
launch of a new business unit that will serve "the millions of UK firms
which are either small by design or just starting up".
Royal Mail rallied following reports it will offer
timed delivery slots next year as it looks to compete with Amazon.
At the close
FTSE 100 7,077 +0.12%
FTSE 250 22,908 +0.33%
DAX 15,677 (-0.10%)
Dow Jones 34,631 (-0.36%)
S&P 500 4,217 (-0.30%)
NASDAQ 13,811 (-0.02%)
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.809
Gold $1,894 +0.16%
Brent $71.48 (-0.17%)
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