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Age to buy cigarettes in England should rise every year, review says

By Farouq Suleiman LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) - The legal age of sale for cigarettes in England should be raised by one year every year until eventually no one can buy tobacco products, a government-commissioned review said on Thursday. Progressively increasing the minimum age from 18 was one of 15 recommendations in a review ordered by health minister Sajid Javid to help meet a target to be "smokefree" by 2030. Smokefree is defined as 5% smoking prevalence or less in England.
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UK tobacco control review recommends raising age of sale each year

LONDON, June 9 (Reuters) - A British government commissioned review into tobacco controls on Thursday recommended the legal age of sale for tobacco products in England be raised by one year every year until eventually no one can buy such products. Reporting by William James and Farouq Suleiman,
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I know what you'll do this summer

A look at the day ahead in markets from Julien Ponthus. European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde openly admitted for the first time what investors had already been betting on for a while: negative interest rates, a eurozone feature for eight years, will most likely be gone by the end of summer. With inflation running at a record 7.4% in the euro zone and money markets pricing over 100 basis points of hikes by end-2022, the candid tone of Lagarde's announcement was perhaps the most surpr
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No capitulation yet

A look at the day ahead in markets from Julien Ponthus. Capitulation in financial jargon refers to a moment when investors lose all hope in a market rebound and simply try to save whatever is left by dumping their holdings. Clearly, Friday's volte-face on Wall Street during the last hours of trading showed that this dreaded moment hasn't materialised yet after the S&P 500 .SPX pulled itself out of bear market territory.
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Extreme fear? Seriously?

A look at the day ahead in markets from Julien Ponthus. One might think that with CNN's popular gauge of investor sentiment stuck on 'extreme fear', it would take some seriously good news to lift up markets these days. But all it took yesterday was a whiff of COVID-19 optimism from China and decent U.S. retail data to send global equity markets back into a jolly bullish risk-on mode.
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