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FTSE 100 dragged down by Unilever, positive earnings push mid-caps

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window) * Unilever top FTSE 100 loser, cuts margin guidance * FirstGroup jumps on increase in shareholder returns * Workspace jumps on strong office space demand outlook * FTSE 100 down 0.4%, FTSE 250 adds 0.6% (Updates to close) By Shashank Nayar J
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 22

July 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures FFIc1 up 0.04%. * MORRISONS: Shareholders in British supermarket group Morrisons will get to vote on a 6.3 billion pound takeover offer from a consortium led by SoftBank 9984.T owned Fortress Investment Group on Aug
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 22

July 22 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures FFIc1 up 0.2%. * BHP: BHP Group BHPB.L said it signed a nickel supply agreement with Tesla Inc TSLA.O and will work with the electric carmaker on lowering carbon emissions in the battery supply chain. * RETAIL: Brit
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 25

Feb 25 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening 32 points higher at 6,691 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * STANDARD CHARTERED: Standard Chartered Plc STAN.L posted a 57% fall in annual profit, missing analyst estimates, on higher credit impairments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. * GOLD: Gold eased as U.S. Treasury
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Insurers face 'mind-blowingly' large loss if Olympics cancelled

* IOC executive board to meet remotely this week * Games cancellation could cost insurers $2-3 bln * Munich Re, Swiss Re have disclosed exposures By Carolyn Cohn and Noor Zainab Hussain LONDON, Jan 27 (Reuters) - Insurers are facing a $2-3 billion loss if the Tokyo Olympics are cancelled this year, amounting to the largest ever claim in the global
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