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Commodity Commotion

The FTSE100 is sharply down, dragged lower by London’s hefty Resource sector (20% of the index). Miners are hurting from the combination of stronger USD and sharply lower metals prices

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Turkey strikes back

FTSE 100 Index called to open +20pts at 7630, continuing this week’s sideways movement in a narrow 7620-7670 channel. Bulls need a break above 7648 overnight highs to attempt another

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China spoils the FTSE’s party

The FTSE100 is positive, albeit in a very muted fashion. The combination of stronger GBP, helped by UK unemployment falling to 40-year lows, and continuing market jitters over fallout from Turkey’s

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LEBC welcomes advice to consumers to avoid pension theft

The Dashboard is a Treasury initiative designed to give everyone a complete summary of all their pensions on a digital platform. It has received widespread backing from the pensions industry,

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Esure: Cashing In

Shares in auto and home insurance provider Esure are +3.78% this morning after company’s Board recommended that shareholders approve the proposed £1.2bn all-cash takeover offer private equity firm Bain Capital.

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FTSE vaccinated against contagion?

FTSE 100 Index called to open +25pts at 7668, rebounding from a 2-week rising support and 7625 overnight lows. Bulls need a break above 7691 to resume the uptrend toward

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Contagion warning

The FTSE100 started the week on the back-foot, extending last week’s downtrend closer to August lows. Sharp declines in the Emerging Markets FX space are fuelling fears of contagion as

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TRY’ing times for FTSE

FTSE 100 Index called to open -20pts at 7648, after having bounced from last week’s 7635 lows. Bulls need a break above 7666 overnight highs to once again try to

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USD strength too TRYing for risk appetite

The FTSE100 has extended this week’s reversal, down another 60pts after breaching 7720 support. The architect is additional USD strength, hurting the key commodities space ($ denominated metals and oil prices lower).

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Evraz: steeling for trouble

Shares in international steelmaker Evraz are -6.7% this morning in spite of a largely positive half-year report yesterday, highlighting how geopolitical and macroeconomic factors can do damage even to profitable