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Adrian Holliday

US 'fiscal cliff' deal relief spurred all markets on yesterday: the FTSE 100 gained +2.20% with the Big Board sweeping past the 6,000 barrier to finish at 6,027. Evraz was the biggest gainer, up +7.22% while Sainsbury's sales worries saw shares slip -2.64%.

The Dow Jones however leapt +2.35% while the NASDAQ jumped +3.07%; overnight, Asia continued the positive momentum.