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FTSE 100 set to open modestly higher

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The FTSE 100 is set to open the week in positive territory with the resilience of the US economy, rather the fall-out caused by Brexit.

The spread betters are predicting the index of blue-chip shares will follow Friday’s near 60 point gain by posting an early rise of around 15 points to 6,605.94.

In Asia, Japan Premier Shinzo Abe won a landslide, making it easier, analysts said, for him to push through his economic reforms.

The equity markets greeted his re-election with a strong upward movement as the benchmark Nikkei 225 jumped 4.5%.

In Australia, the ASX powered ahead 1.8% after it emerged that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s coalition had a very narrow victory in the polls.

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