Europe stocks fall, dollar weak on Yellen comments

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Sydney - European shares declined while US futures gained as investors await the start of Donald Trump’s presidency.

The dollar weakened after Janet Yellen made the case for the Federal Reserve to gradually raise interest rates.

The Stoxx Europe 600 Index was headed for its worst week since early November. US futures edged higher after the underlying gauge slid to a two-week low on Thursday.

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Rand - Dollar
13.98
+0.9%
Rand - Pound
19.84
+0.5%
Rand - Euro
17.09
+0.3%
Rand - Aus dollar
10.91
+0.4%
Rand - Yen
0.13
+0.6%
Gold
1,869.62
+0.1%
Silver
28.28
+0.4%
Palladium
2,908.00
+0.2%
Platinum
1,223.50
-1.7%
Brent Crude
69.46
+1.1%
Top 40
61,190
-0.0%
All Share
67,255
+0.1%
Resource 10
70,784
+0.2%
Industrial 25
83,774
-0.3%
Financial 15
12,689
+0.6%
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