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Column: New measures are blow to tobacco industry

The FTSE 100 continued its march sideways last week, ending relatively flat despite a rise in the pound. The currency rose sharply against the Dollar on Monday from a low of $1.2963 before topping out at $1.3262, then losing many of those gains on Tuesday. 
However, despite yet another Brexit defeat for the government last week, the pound began to rise back up to the level that was reached on Monday.

The Pound fell from $1.325 to a low of $1.31

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The FTSE 100 saw strong gains at the start of last week, buoyed by a weaker Pound as the currency took a break from its recent rally. Against the Dollar, the Pound fell from $1.325 to a low of $1.31 on Tuesday, before launching a small recovery as the week continued, pushing equity prices higher.

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The FTSE 100 had a tough period of trading last week as a strong Pound took its toll on the internationally-focused index. Losses during the middle of the week correlated with the strengthening of the Pound against both the Euro and the Dollar, with the latter moving from $1.30 to $1.33 as the week progressed, adding to last week’s gains. Markets were also under pressure, with investors waiting for details on a possible US-China trade deal and President Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. The summit between the two leaders, held in Hanoi, broke down after the US refused North Korean demands for sanction relief. Mr Kim reportedly wanted all sanctions lifted against the country which the US refused, with Trump stating: “Sometimes you have to walk, and this was one of those times”.

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