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FTSE falls as Greece, Yemen, US GDP loom large

FTSE indices fell on escalating Saudi military action in Yemen, with Wall St's Dow index a sliver lower as Q4 GDP underwhelmed. European markets rose after Greece sent creditors a list of proposed reforms. Back in London, resources stocks were the main southbound drivers but Carnival (CCL) rose on a robust Q1 outturn.
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FTSE slips on resources ahead of US GDP figures

FTSE indices stole lower to midday as investors assessed the likely fallout of escalating violence in Yemen, alongside the Greek-debt soap and US Q4 gross domestic product figures out at 12.30pm. Resources stocks were in the southbound driver's seat.
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FTSE off to slow start as Yemen tensions weigh

FTSE indices got off to a slow start thanks to rising Middle East tensions after more Saudi airstrikes on Iran-backed Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen, with Egypt promising to weigh in to the developing conflict. Blue chips were led south by resources stocks.
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FTSE100 tipped to nudge higher on the open

The headline index is tipped to open moderately firmer this morning, according to financial websites, recouping some of yesterday's heavy losses, while escalating troubles in Yemen and the ongoing who-blinks-first standoff between Greece and its creditors continue to affect market sentiment.
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FTSE falls as Greece, Yemen, US GDP loom large

FTSE indices fell on escalating Saudi military action in Yemen, with Wall St's Dow index a sliver lower as Q4 GDP underwhelmed. European markets rose after Greece sent creditors a list of proposed reforms. Back in London, resources stocks were the main southbound drivers but Carnival (CCL) rose on a robust Q1 outturn.
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