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theguardian - 29 days ago

Economic optimism lifts markets, but some workers fear return to office – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial newsIntroduction: Investors upbeat, but ‘fear of the office’ hits some workersDeloitte: One in four want to WFH forever 8.57am BST In the City, the FTSE 100 index has opened higher.It’s up 12 points at 7031, having hit the 7,000 point mark for the first time in over a year on Friday. 8.37am BST European stock markets nudged a fresh peak in early trading.The Europe-wide Stoxx 600 gained another 0.1%, with carmakers among the risers.Automakers were the top gainers, up 0.7%, followed by miners and travel stocks.French car parts maker Faurecia rose 1% after its first-quarter sales beat market expectations, helped by particularly strong growth in China. Continue reading...


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