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US markets in green on US data, dollar retreats

Equities in the US markets are extending the upside on Thursday, printing fresh record highs after the improvement of the US labour market added extra support to the risk appetite. The US Dollar Index is markedly lower against its rivals, just bouncing from session lows around 82.14
As of writing, the DowJones is advancing 0.24%, followed by the S&P500 and the Nasdaq, down 0.13% and 0.14%.

Markets in Europe closed with gains after the ECB and the BoE left their monetary policies unchanged, supported as well by well-received Spanish bond auctions. The CAC40 led the winners, advancing 0.53%, seconded by the IBEX35 and the DAX, up 0.36% and 0.26%, respectively. The single currency found relief on Draghi’s press conference, climbing to the boundaries of 1.3120 after testing year lows at the end of the NA session on Wednesday.

Commodities are inching higher, with the barrel of WTI up 1.01% at $91.35 and the ounce troy of gold following suit, up 0.03% at $1575

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