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FTSE higher at midday Friday buoyed by GDP data, signing of Japan trade deal

The FTSE 100 traded 0.3% higher to 6,022 points at lunchtime on Friday after figures showed the UK economy was continuing to recover from Covid-19 lockdowns. Sentiment was also buoyed by the signing of a trade deal with Japan, the world’s third largest economy and the first such deal struck by the UK as an independent nation. According to the Office for National Statistics, UK GDP grew by ...
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