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Upbeat tone fuels speculation about ECB taper

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Talk of Washington auctioning 50 to 100-year debt is greeted with scepticism

Charges against president fail to unnerve investors who are still positive on economy

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Sterling caught in cross fire as Threadneedle Street’s doves and hawks do battle

Offer to market makers aims to avoid fate of other struggling start-up venues

Regulator wary of instability inherent among stocks with web of shareholdings

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Hedge funds losing faith in Opec’s ability to rebalance the oil market, while renminbi’s globalisation has reversed

Markets are assessing tensions between national and pan-European authorities

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Focus turns to lack of wage growth as spending power and inflation weaken

Trusty gauge usually predicts US economic downturns but there are some positive signs

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