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FTSE 100 opening unfazed by HSBC beat conflicting with CEO departure

One of the largest companies within the FTSE 100 has released its Q1 results today. That came from HSBC, whose net profit in Q1 beat on estimates. However, against that backdrop the company also announced the departure of its CEO. That news has not seemingly dented the opening outlook for the FTSE 100 though. Yesterday the FTSE 100 continue to advance, albeit by a very modest amount. The index closed just 7 points higher, at 8,147. That close was quite some way below the new record high it reached earlier in the day, when the index topped out at 8,189. The index is set to open any minute slightly above where it closed yesterday, but it remains to be seen if that record run will extend into the month end, or be met with more profit-taking again today. The index is set to effectively open around 8,160 very shortly 
 

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