FTSE 100 Gains On Economic Optimism

By RTTNews Staff Writer5 days ago

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U.K. stocks edged higher on Thursday after minutes of March FOMC meeting reinforced expectations that interest rates will remain low for some time amid continued uncertainty surrounding the economic outlook.

The benchmark FTSE 100 rose 15 points, or 0.2 percent, to 6,900 after climbing 0.9 percent in the previous session.

AstraZeneca shares were up 1.7 percent despite reports that several European countries are considering to restrict the use of the company's Covid-19 vaccine in younger people.

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