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US Treasurys rise as US politics, Barcelona attack weigh on sentiment

In Spain, a manhunt is currently underway as police try to locate the driver of a van who plowed into crowds in one of Barcelona’s tourist hotspot areas, which left at least 13 people dead and over 100 injured.

The perpetrator was seen escaping on foot after driving into pedestrians on Las Ramblas in the late afternoon on Thursday; an incident which police suspect was one of a number of planned attacks.

Three men have been arrested, while police killed five terror suspects in Cambrils, a nearby town, to thwart an attack which involved explosive belts.

Meanwhile, turbulence surrounding President Donald trump’s leadership, economic policies and his recent statements on the white supremacist rally in Virginia, continue to weigh on sentiment.

Following on from the Federal Open Market Committee’s latest meeting minutes seen earlier this week, investors will be looking for any key comments made by Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan, who is set to speak at the Dallas County Community College District Conference Day, in Texas.


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