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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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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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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

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Morning Editorial : TRY, TRY again

FTSE 100 Index called to open -25pts at 7715, testing intersecting support after 2-day falling highs caused yesterday’s bounce to reverse overnight. Bulls need a break above 7750 overnight highs

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Will 3-week support hold up?

The FTSE100 is offside by 50pts, a net 12pt decline once you factor in it being a big day for companies going ex-dividend, accounting for 38pts. Several miners are helping limit

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Card Factory – Apologies, for the weather and footfall

Shares Card Factory are down over 7%, at the tail end of the FTSE250, after reporting negative H1 like-for-like sales growth (-0.2% YoY; excludes new stores) blamed on bad weather

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Big day for FTSE dividends

FTSE 100 Index called to open -45pts at 7740 (ex-divs -38pts), with a 5-day rising channel at risk from falling highs since yesterday midday. Bulls need a break above 7770