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Wednesday,01 February 2023 at 09:00
& European markets opened higher with investors keeping a close eye on the U.S.
Federal Reserve’s next monetary policy decision later today.
Asia-Pacific shares traded
higher as investors looked ahead to the Federal Reserve’s
Wednesday meeting, as well as some economic data in the region.
Gold priced lower.
Oil prices climbed underpinned
by a weaker dollar, which fell on signs of slowing inflation in the United
States, easing fears that the world’s largest oil user may face a
recession because of further interest rate hikes.
In corporate news, Entain lifted
its full-year profit expectations as it reported a record fourth quarter for
both net gaming revenues and active customers.
The Ladbrokes owner now forecasts FY22 earnings before interest, tax,
depreciation and amortisation of between £985m and £995m, up around 12%
year-on-year and ahead of expectations.
FTSE 100 7,789 +0.22%
FTSE 250 19,944 +0.46%
DAX 15,146 +0.12%
At the close
Dow Jones 34,086 +1.09%
S&P 500 4,076 +1.46%
NASDAQ 11,584 +1.67%
UK 10-YR YIELD 3.287
Gold $1,925 (-0.14%)
Brent $86.10 +0.69%
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