- As worries about rising interest rates and a looming recession fade, investors are pouring money back into shares. The European benchmark is currently experiencing its longest uptrend since mid-April and has nearly reversed its losses from the second half. A report on US producer prices that is published later today is anticipated to show a decrease from a year ago, according to data released on Wednesday that showed the US inflation rate fell to a two-year low.
- The boom in European stocks that saw the Stoxx 600 Index rise 1.5% on Wednesday continued.
- Markets continued to be in a risk-on mode as stocks rose and the dollar dropped to a 15-month low.
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- UK GDP Estimate MoM Actual -0.1% (Forecast -0.3%, Previous 0.2%) (Sterling Strengthened)
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