EU markets traded lower across the board following the FOMC rate decision. BOE decision to stay put on interest rates sent the FTSE lower 0.74%.All major markets and sectors closed in the red, led by mining, banking, healthcare and retail stocks. Retail was again the worst performing sector on the day, lower after a disappointing sales report from H&M. The EXSXX600 index closed lower 0.36%. There is no important news on the agenda Friday morning.
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Forex & Commodities markets
The dollar index gained 0.54% on the day following the FOMC rate decision, sending metals to another selloff day and becoming again the currency of choice for safe heaven investors. The JPY was the big loser in the markets losing 1% vs most majors, ahead of the BOJ rate decision tonight. There is no important news on the agenda Friday morning
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