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UK, US bourses in the green

The FTSE 100 gained 1.7% on Friday to close 106.8 points up at 6,262.1. The day's biggest gainer was Rio Tinto which advanced 7.9% to 390 UK pence. In the US, the Dow Jones climbed 1.4% to end the day on 12,980.9 points, while the Nasdaq added 34.5 points, or 1.3%, to hit 2,596.6 points.