Stocks to see in New Year near record highs after banner 2021

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Reuters UK

By Tommy Wilkes LONDON (Reuters) – Stock markets dipped on Friday in thin trading but were set to see in the New Year with double-digit gains for 2021, while oil prices retreated from $80 a barrel following their biggest annual rise since 2009. The U.S. dollar, which has had its best year since 2015 with a 6.7% rise, was steady against most major currencies. With several markets in Asia and Europe closed on Friday, trading volumes were thin and most markets directionless. Britain’s FTSE 100, an underperformer throughout 2021, fell 0.4%. Wall Street futures pointed to a lower open, extending a …

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