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Jan 3 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening 26 points
lower at 6,708 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with FTSE 100
futures down 0.40 percent ahead of the cash market open.
* VECTURA GROUP: British drugmaker Vectura Group Plc on Thursday
predicted that its adjusted earnings in 2018 would top market expectations,
helped in part by improving profit margins.
* NEXT: British clothing retailer Next Plc reported a ri