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The Independent Online
SHARES closed higher for the fifth successive session on the back of Wall Street's resilient response to mixed employment numbers.

The FTSE 100 ended 12.9 up at 6,361.5 after a day dominated by US news. The blue-chip index posted a 75-point fall after the employment data as traders believed the figures would herald a US rate rise. However, when Wall Street opened higher, London reversed the losses, although the undercard was lacklustre.

Market report, page 21

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