Market rally fizzles out as US oil stocks jump - as it happened


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A stunning session in Asia has sent Japan’s Nikkei index surging by 4%.

A burst of renewed confidence helped investors to drive the Tokyo market up to its highest level since 8 February.

“Following the selloff and the fears of recession that emerged early in the new year, people pulled back aggressively from their previous expectations about how a rate hike from the Federal Reserve might unfold,

“Suddenly some of this lost confidence has been restored as we’ve seen a lot of recent economic data from the U.S. beating expectations.”

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Our European opening calls:$FTSE 6211 up 58
$DAX 9839 up 121
$CAC 4461 up 54$IBEX 8706 up 95$MIB 18210 up 198

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