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FTSE 100 retreats from 2-year high

01/13/2022 | 04:55am EDT

London's FTSE 100 reached a two-year high yesterday after CPI data in the US was in line with expectations of a 7% rise in December. Markets were still buoyed by reassuring comments from Fed chair Jerome Powell. Miners outperformed as commodity prices grew.

The blue-chip index inched down 0.1% this morning, as a high pound hit exporters such as Diageo and Unilever.

Retailers Tesco and Marks & Spencer dropped 1.8% and 4.9% respectively, despite raising their profit guidance after strong Christmas sales, but this was not enough to satisfy markets.

Online fashion retailer ASOS jumped 7.6% after announcing plans to move to London Stock Exchange's main market.


Things to read today:

Fed Says Economic Optimism Showing Signs of Cooling in Places (Bloomberg)

Fed’s Bullard: Four Interest Rate Rises in 2022 Now Appear Likely (WSJ)

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Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
ASOS PLC 0.00% 1485 Delayed Quote.-37.89%
AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR / US DOLLAR (AUD/USD) 0.73% 0.71493 Delayed Quote.-2.35%
BRITISH POUND / US DOLLAR (GBP/USD) 0.18% 1.26417 Delayed Quote.-6.98%
CANADIAN DOLLAR / US DOLLAR (CAD/USD) 0.31% 0.78551 Delayed Quote.-1.39%
DIAGEO PLC 0.22% 3646.5 Delayed Quote.-9.85%
EURO / US DOLLAR (EUR/USD) -0.11% 1.07254 Delayed Quote.-6.01%
FTSE 100 0.30% 7586.65 Delayed Quote.2.44%
INDIAN RUPEE / US DOLLAR (INR/USD) 0.10% 0.012892 Delayed Quote.-3.94%
NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR / US DOLLAR (NZD/USD) 0.73% 0.6527 Delayed Quote.-5.22%
TESCO PLC -0.23% 257.8 Delayed Quote.-11.00%
UNILEVER PLC 0.01% 3487.5 Delayed Quote.-11.60%