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UK stocks notch two-month highs as U.S. inflation cools

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * AstraZeneca jumps on raising earnings forecast * Centrica to buy back up to 5% of shares * U.S. October inflation up less than expected * FTSE 100 up 1.1%, FTSE 250 gains 3.9% By Johann M Cherian and Sruthi Shankar Nov 10 (Reuters) - The UK's main stock indexes closed at near two-month highs on Thursday, joining a global rally sparked by cooling U.S.
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Commodity-linked stocks drag FTSE 100 lower; AstraZeneca jumps

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click or type LIVE/ in a news window) * FTSE 100 down 0.1%, FTSE 250 off 0.3% Nov 10 (Reuters) - UK's blue-chip FTSE 100 index fell on Thursday, as miners and oil giants tracked losses in commodity prices, although a strong performance by drugmaker AstraZeneca following an upbeat forecast helped cap losses ahead of key U.S.
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How Britain's pension scheme hedge became a trillion pound gamble

By Tommy Wilkes and Carolyn Cohn LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - It started out simply enough: British pension schemes were looking for a way to match their assets to future pension payments. Schemes run for pharmacy Boots and bookseller WHSmith were early adopters in the 2000s of an investment strategy of dumping stocks for bonds, to shield themselves from interest rate changes.
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How Britain's pension scheme hedge became a trillion pound gamble

By Tommy Wilkes and Carolyn Cohn LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - It started out simply enough: British pension schemes were looking for a way to match their assets to future pension payments. Schemes run for pharmacy Boots and bookseller WHSmith were early adopters in the 2000s of an investment strategy of dumping stocks for bonds, to shield themselves from interest rate changes.
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How Britain's pension scheme hedge became a trillion pound gamble

By Tommy Wilkes and Carolyn Cohn LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - It started out simply enough: British pension schemes were looking for a way to match their assets to future pension payments. Schemes run for pharmacy Boots and bookseller WHSmith were early adopters in the 2000s of an investment strategy of dumping stocks for bonds, to shield themselves from interest rate changes.
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