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both in smoothing ruffled feathers or in testing the hand and drapability of a nonwoven fabric.
Both will spend much of Wednesday speaking to the insurer s top investors, smoothing ruffled feathers and hoping to dampen revived talk of a break-up of Britain s top insurer.