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Markets buoyant despite UK downgrade, Italian poll

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People walk by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday

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Markets roared ahead Monday as investors brushed aside a downgrade of Britain's credit rating and uncertainty over Italian election results. Investor sentiment, which has been largely positive in 2013, has rebounded since last Thursday, when it was hurt by concerns over the possible end of super-easy U.S. monetary policy.
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