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26 Feb 2021 | 00:00

Sector movers: Defensives hit as US jobs data triggers fresh rise in bond yields

(Sharecast News) - Cyclicals led to the upside following the release of a much better-than-expected reading on the US labour market. But those gains came at a cost as 10-year government bond yields on both sides of the Atlantic extended their recent advances, rising to within a whisker of their 52-week highs.

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Automobiles & Parts 4,917.93 +3.73%

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Mining 26,034.89 +1.67%

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Aerospace and Defence 3,610.96 +0.61%

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Fixed Line Telecommunications 1,537.04 -2.43%

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