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The US monthly jobs report was better than expected as 175,000 new non-farm payroll jobs were created during the month of February, compared to a consensus analyst estimate of 149,000.
1551: The main US equity market averages have turned mixed with market commentary referencing the now greater likelihood for Fed tapering to continue Stateside. There are also two reports regarding the movement of military units in the Black Sea. A US missile destroyer has crossed the Bosporus while Russian surveillance aircraft are said to be monitoring the Turkish coast.
The Footsie is moving lower despite the better-than-expected US jobs data released just an hour ago.
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