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Investors await US jobs data,and Eurogroup Greece meeting

There are also some poor UK construction figures, with output falling 1.7% month on month in February, the biggest drop in almost a year. Year on year, construction output rose just 0.5% compared to expectations of a 1.9% increase.

Here’s how the trade gap is widening, with the goods deficit unexpectedly hitting a five month high:

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