Global markets roundup, 23 July

• FTSE 100 up 1% to 6,795
• Gold down 0.47% to $1,306.43/oz
• £/$ – 1.7065

The FTSE 100 bounced back yesterday, climbing 1% to close at 6,795.

ARM Holdings was the day’s top performer, up 5.7% after posting a healthy set of results. Housebuilders were also in demand, Persimmon added 4.5% and Barratt was 4% higher.

In Europe, the Paris CAC 40 rose 65 points to 4,369, and the German Xetra Dax added 122 points to 9,734.

In the US on Friday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.4% to 17,113, the S&P 500 climbed 0.5% to 1,983, and the Nasdaq Composite added 0.7% to 4,456.

Overnight in Japan, the Nikkei 225 and the broader Topix index each slipped 0.1% to 15,328 and 1,272 respectively. And in China, the Shanghai Composite rose 0.1% to 2,078, and the CSI 300 was 0.2% higher at 2,197.

Brent spot was trading at $107.14 early today, and in New York, crude oil was at $101.97. Spot gold was trading at $1,307 an ounce, silver was at $20.87 and platinum was at $1,483.

In the forex markets this morning, sterling was trading against the US dollar at 1.7076 and against the euro at 1.2689. The dollar was trading at 0.7431 against the euro and 101.38 against the Japanese yen.

And today, government contractor Capita reported a big jump in profits. Half-year profits rose by 16% to £238m. Revenue rose 14% to £2.07bn

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