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Markets stabilise after air strikes on Afghanistan

Markets stabilised yesterday and early this morning, regaining all gains lost after a nervous start to trading following the US and British attacks on Afghanistan.

The FTSE 100, France&#39s Cac 40 and Germany&#39s Dax indices all made modest gains in thin early trading, signalling that investors have factored air strikes into prices.

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