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Wednesday,17 February 2021 at 17:01

U.K. and European stocks retreated as investors monitored rising bond yields and the outlook for inflation. 

U.S. stocks fell as investors weighed signs of an improving economy against concerns about lofty stock valuations and rising inflation expectations. 

Oil prices traded higher, underpinned by major supply disruption in the southern United States where a winter storm hit Texas. 

Gold extended its slide, dipping to an over two-month low as bets for an economic recovery boosted the U.S. dollar and benchmark Treasury yields. 

In corporate news, British American Tobacco traded lower as it said full-year profits were higher, but the figure fell short of analysts’ expectations.

At the close
FTSE 100 6,710 (-0.56%)
FTSE 250 21,149 (-1.25%)
DAX 13,909 (-1.10%)
At 16:50
Dow Jones 31,458 (-0.20%)
S&P 500 3,906 (-0.67%)
NASDAQ 13,821 (-1.61%)
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 0.579
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.384
GBP/EUR 1.150
Gold $1,774 (-1.10%)
Brent $63.66 +0.19%
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