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Adrian Holliday

A tiny 1.47 point move up for the FTSE 100 yesterday to 5,834. Other markets were rather more positive with the German Dax rising +0.71% higher and the French Cac 40 climbing almost +1%. The US Nasdaq climbed +1.04%.

Overnight, Asian markets surged - the Nikkei rose +0.6% - on positive sentiment from Angela Merkel to ease the erozone debt crisis.