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UK Stocks Higher Leaving Behind Two Days of Losses

UK Stocks Higher Leaving Behind Two Days of Losses

London, 05 June 2024

Following two days of losses due to weaker-than-expected US labour data that stoked expectations of a September rate decrease by the Federal Reserve, the FTSE 100 increased on Wednesday.

The US data indicated a sharp decline in job openings—the lowest level in more than three years—which may indicate a cooling labour market. A possible 25 basis point rate cut by the European Central Bank, which was holding a meeting on Thursday, also gave investors hope.

Following its quarterly results, WH Smith saw a gain of more than 3% in individual stocks. After releasing its half-year results, Paragon Banking saw the biggest gainer on the FTSE 250, rising 9.1%. In contrast, upon the release of its preliminary full-year results, B&M suffered a decline of more than 3%. (Source: Trading Economics)


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