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Shares rally after US fiscal cliff deal

Markets in Europe have gained after a short-term deal to stave off the so-called US fiscal cliff was reached.

Failure to agree a deal would have triggered spending cuts and tax increases worth $600bn (£370bn).

Richard Hunter, Head of Equities at Hargreaves Lansdown, told the BBC: "For the moment this points the market in the right direction."

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