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There is a lot of skittishness about guarding these industries.
Chris Beauchamp, market analyst at IG Index, said: "It is looking as if all the wooing in the world will not succeed in pushing the FTSE higher from here, and growing skittishness regarding the rally suggests that a major turn in sentiment might well be on its way.
Investor skittishness over recent government changes in Greece, Italy and Spain -- and the social unrest that accompanied them -- are contributing to this slowdown.
Skittishness about maintaining separation of editorial and commercial church and state is dissolving about as fast as company margins are.
But when he was required to dig in yesterday, as at Derby for the Lions against the same opponents, he displayed none of the skittishness which might be expected of a batsman more recently attuned to Twenty20 cricket.
And foreign investors seem to be displaying skittishness about their holdings of Treasury debt.
Madison Avenue is afraid of the dark," Cole is quoted as saying later about advertisers' racial skittishness.
The mere discussion of possible modifications is already causing skittishness in the marketplace.
Which is to say: we're not getting killed by the recession; we're getting killed by patent expirations and a lack of R&D productivity--and FDA/EMA skittishness, if you like--that would have struck with or without a recession.
Because of the troubles that we've seen in Europe, we're now seeing some headwinds and some skittishness and nervousness on the part of the markets and on the part of business and investors.
military involvement and skittishness about any military cooperation with Israel, where the United States based a high-powered X-Band radar in 2008 to bolster Israel's missile defenses.
of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg) present a first textbook, setting out substantive law and its elemental components in simple and practical manner so as not to excite the well known skittishness of beginning law students faced with the usual whelm of legalese most textbook authors seem to feel necessary.