Dow Jones end the day up 217 points on Friday

<p>We saw the Dow Jones end the day up 217 points on Friday to finish the week at a level of 13096 after breaking a […]</p>

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  • We saw the Dow Jones end the day up 217 points on Friday to finish the week at a level of 13096 after breaking a four-day losing streak.
  • The market was driven forward by the US Non-Farm Payroll figures coming in at 163k, well above the anticipated figure of 95k.
  • This morning, the FTSE 100 is trading up seven points to 5794, but has remained just short of breaking the psychological barrier of 5800.
  • As the euro crisis rumbles on, Italys PM Mario Monti said disagreements within the 17-nation euro area are undermining the future of the currency bloc, and stressed a need for greater urgency in efforts to lower government borrowing costs.
  • On a separate note, inspectors from the Troika have concluded talks in Athens, with Greece’s new coalition government offering a further €11.5bn of austerity measures in order to meet their bailout targets.
  • According to the IMF, the talks went well and will resume in early September.
  • This has been Nick Holloway for City Index, thank you very much for watching.

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