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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 bac
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FTSE 100 lags European peers on strong pound

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click LIVE/ or type LIVE/ in a news window) * Imperial Brands up first-half sales rise * UK unemployment hits 48-year low * ContourGlobal soars on KKR buyout offer * FTSE 100 up 0.7%, FTSE 250 adds 0.7% (Updates to close) By Sruthi Shankar May 17 (Reuters) - UK stocks advanced on Tues
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 17

May 17 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.4%. * LAND SECURITIES: Land Securities LAND.L reported a swing to annual profit on Tuesday, driven by record leasing in its London offices and a return to growth in major retail destinations. * ASTRAZENECA: AstraZeneca AZN.L is paying up to
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Apocalypse now?

A look at the day ahead in markets from Dhara Ranasinghe. Bank of England boss Andrew Bailey is sorry for an "apocalyptic" view of the world, saying that monetary policy faces its biggest test in 25 years with surging inflation exacerbated by war in Ukraine and China's COVID lockdowns. Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell, who warned last week that
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 17

May 17 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.4%. * DRAX: British power generator Drax DRX.L has applied to build a new 500 million pound ($613 million) underground pumped storage hydro power station at its existing Cruachan hydro plant in Scotland, the company said on Tuesday. * RYANAI
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