Russian stock indexes rose at the opening after falling steeply the previous day over fears about the widening international crisis surrounding Ukraine.
Analyst Mark Bradford said a cautious rebound was possible on Tuesday following panic selling on Monday, as there had not been a further significant deterioration in the situation in Ukraine.
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Nearly 38,000 runners will hope to complete Sunday's London Marathon making it the biggest event in its 35-year history.
Rain across central Britain with longer, intense downpours with thunder in places this evening. A lucky few will stay sunny and dry.
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