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Wednesday,17 February 2021 at 08:33

U.K. and European stocks opened lower as investors monitor rising bond yields. 


Stocks in Asia-Pacific were mixed as investors monitored bond yields following a recent rise. 

Oil prices were steady amid Texas supply disruptions and expectations that the OPEC+ producers may ease their output curbs after April. 

Gold prices fell to their lowest in nearly two weeks as the U.S. dollar firmed. 

In corporate news, Rio Tinto delivered a record dividend to shareholders as soaring iron ore prices last and demand from China drove full-year profits sharply higher. 

British American Tobacco reported adjusted revenue of £25.78bn, up 3.3%, as the company absorbed" an estimated 2.5% headwind from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Markets
At 08:25
FTSE 100 6,720 (-0.41%)
FTSE 250 21,348 (-0.32%)
DAX 13,978 (-0.62%)
At the close
Dow Jones 31,522 +0.20%
S&P 500 3,932 (-0.06%)
NASDAQ 14,047 (-0.34%)
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.621
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.388
GBP/EUR 1.149
Commodities
Gold $1,789 (-0.24%)
Brent $63.94 +0.63%
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