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FTSE keeps Europe steady as sterling suffers Brexit blow

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By Marc JonesLONDON (Reuters) - European markets started firmly on Tuesday, as a hit to the pound from stalled Brexit talks lifted London's FTSE and economic data pointed to the euro zone finishing the year strongly.A rotation from high-flying tech stocks into banks remained in motion and some heavy falls in metals markets sideswiped mining stocks [.EU], but there were plenty else to underpin risk appetite.The early blitz of European data included the best Spanish industrial production numbers in 14 months a rebound in Italy's services sector, a private sector jump in Sweden and signs of a ...

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First Published: Tue, December 05 2017. 16:04 IST