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FTSE opens down, pound lower

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The FTSE 100 has opened 0.36% lower at 6,838.25.

The FTSE 250 is 0.34% lower at 18,424.09.

Meanwhile, the pound is down against the dollar so for this morning - off 0.18% at $1.2858.

It is marginally off against the euro at €1.1295.

Pound makes a modest gain

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The pound is rising against the dollar, up 0.2% at $1.2882, as the London markets open.

Against the euro the pound is up around the same amount at €1.1299 - its highest level against the single currency since November.

Euro slips

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The euro has slipped against the dollar after that data showing the weakest growth in Germany for five years.

It is trading at around $1.1458.

US jewellery firm Stella & Dot is exiting Europe

A weakening euro and pound caused the once-profitable business to operate at a loss
US jewellery firm Stella & Dot is exiting the European market after being hit by declines in the value of the pound and euro.

Set up in 2003, Stella & Dot staff buy their own stock, and try to sell it on through their social networks. The firm focuses its recruitment on mothers looking for flexible work, with taglines such as “be your own boss” and “join a community of strong and supportive women”.

Mhari Oakes from Cheshire in the UK has been with Stella & Dot for seven years and explained the perks of so-called social selling.

(Image: Stella & Dot product at a trunk show. Credit: Getty Images)

Pound makes gains

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The pound has extended gains against the dollar and is now up 0.39% at $1.2612.

Sterling has also turned positive against the euro and is 0.15% ahead at €1.1079.

Pound edges ahead

Sterling is a little higher this morning after Monday's steep drop.

The pound is 0.12% up against the dollar at $1.2578 and is flat on the euro at €1.1063.