America’s closely watched non-farm payrolls report shows a 261,000 jobs rise in October after hurricanes triggered a sharp fall in September
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The FTSE 100 may have hit a closing high after a day of dithering, but it was a more mixed picture elsewhere.
Germany’s Dax also hit a new closing peak, while France’s Cac also closed higher. But Spain’s Ibex fell back, on news that members of the deposed Catalan government were being jailed. US markets moved higher following the widely watched non-farm payroll figures and bumper results from Apple. The closing scores showed:
The UK’s leading share index has hit a new closing high – just.
The FTSE 100 finished up 0.07% at 7560.35, beating the previous record of 7556.24 set on 12 October. But it is still well below the intra-day high of 7598.