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Wednesday,08 September 2021 at 16:04

UK and European stocks closed lower, reflecting cautious trade in global markets amid nervousness over economic growth and a resurgence in Covid cases.

U.S. stocks weakened with rising COVID-19 infections momentarily upending expectations about growth.

Oil prices rose as U.S. Gulf of Mexico producers made slow progress in rebuilding output.

Gold priced lower.

In corporate news, Smiths Group gained after agreeing to sell is medical business to US-based ICU Medical for $2.4bn.

Housebuilders were in the red, with Persimmon, Taylor Wimpey and Barratt all down.

At the close
FTSE 100 7,095 (-0.75%)
FTSE 250 23,848 (-1.03%)
DAX 15,610 (-1.47%)
At 16:45
Dow Jones 34,958 (-0.41%)
S&P 500 4,500 (-0.43%)
NASDAQ 15,241 (-0.86%)
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.655
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.376
GBP/EUR 1.164
Gold $1,792 (-0.11%)
Brent $72.54 +1.34%
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