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Thursday,07 October 2021 at 15:56

UK and European stocks closed higher, continuing a week that has seen wild swings in global market sentiment and trading.

U.S stocks advanced with investors cheering developments in Washington as lawmakers reached an agreement that would temporarily avert a government default by mid-month.

Oil priced higher.

Gold priced slightly lower as investors steered clear of big bets before U.S. jobs data that could give the Federal Reserve more fuel to wind down economic support measures.

In corporate news, mining stocks were the top performers as metals prices gained, with Anglo American, Antofagasta, Rio Tinto and BHP all higher.

NatWest was on the back foot after the bank pleaded guilty to breaches of money-laundering regulations.  

Markets
At the close
FTSE 100 7,078 +1.17%
FTSE 250 22,559 +0.77%
DAX 15,245 +1.82%
At 16:45
Dow Jones 34,923 +1.47%
S&P 500 4,423 +1.39%
NASDAQ 14,740 +1.64%
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 1.082
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.362
GBP/EUR 1.178
Commodities
Gold $1,757 (-0.29%)
Brent $81.82 +1.19%
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