Global stocks mixed on upbeat US data, rate hike prospects

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SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of - Global stocks were mixed Thursday as investors took profit amid expectations that the Federal Reserve could raise interest rates more aggressively than expected following upbeat U.S. economic data.

KEEPING SCORE: European markets got off to a weak start with Britain's FTSE 100 down 0.4 per cent to 7,272.37. France's CAC 40 fell 0.3 per cent to 4,911.83 while Germany's DAX slipped 0.2 per cent to 11,770.07. Futures augured a tepid start on Wall Street. Dow futures lost 0.1 per cent while S&P futures also dipped 0.1 per cent.

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