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London markets moved higher on a busy morning of corporate results, with shares in Ocado and Haleon both rising significantly.
Shares in St James Place plummeted after it slashed its dividend and warned that costs connected to complaints would be a drag on growth in the coming year.
Asian markets stalled as investors awaited U.S. inflation data, while the New Zealand central bank maintained interest rates. Bitcoin surged to $57,622, but oil prices fell. Attention now turns to U.S. GDP figures and Federal Reserve speeches.
Markets were also given a lift by the news that shop price inflation slowed to 2.5 per cent in February, the lowest level seen in two years.
Asian markets echo Wall Street caution, with the dollar weakening and Bitcoin surpassing $57,000. Japan's core inflation declines. Investors await pivotal inflation data for market insights and investment decisions.
The biggest news of the morning was the Competition and Markets Authority's (CMA) announcement that it had found "fundamental concerns" with the housebuilding market.
Asian markets were mixed as investors awaited inflation data, while oil prices extended their decline. The week ahead promises a flurry of retail and technology earnings reports, offering insights into sector performance and economic trends.
Asian markets rose with Wall Street on Nvidia's AI FOMO. Oil prices fell, and China's new home prices dropped. Investors await Germany's GDP data and StanChart's earnings.
FTSE 250, which is more aligned with the UK's domestic market, was in the green around 0.27 per cent up, with Indivior's shares at +18 per cent.
Japan's Nikkei achieves record high, Nvidia sees over 9% surge after bell, oil prices climb; Fed exercises caution on rate cuts; attention shifts to UK, eurozone, and U.S. PMIs.
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