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Last Week in the City

Garry White, Chief Investment Commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped the UK equity markets this week (August 21 to August 25, 2017).

Garry White

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The FTSE 100 rose 1.4% over the week by mid-session on Friday, despite profit warnings from WPP, Provident Financial and Dixons Carphone. This weekend sees the Jackson Hole meeting, at which investors will be looking to see if central bankers provide more details about the direction of interest rates which will determine the price of many assets and currencies. However, expectations of any new revelations are low.


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