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UK 'an economic safe-haven'

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Yesterday saw more rattled markets and plunging stocks as France looked likely to have its debt downgraded.

Business editor Robert Peston examines why it is likely France will lose its triple A rating.

And Gerard Lyons, chief economist at Standard Chartered, comments on the importance of keeping up "confidence" in a "fragile financial market environment".


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