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Sharecast: London midday: Earnings come in mixed as investors watch US data, Fed

London stocks were trading in the red for a second straight day on Thursday as investors gave a mixed reaction to a wave of blue-chip corporate earnings and showed their nerves amid policy tightening speculation in the States.

Markets | 31 Jul 2014
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Investor confidence takes a knock from geopolitical tensions

Recent global conflicts have had an impact on investor confidence, Fidelity's Investor Confidence Indicator has found, but the group urges investors to not let these events dramatically impact their market outlook and to keep investments diversified

Markets | 31 Jul 2014

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