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London open: Stocks edge higher following US election debate

London open: Stocks edge higher following US election debate

London stocks edged higher on Tuesday as investors digested the outcome of the first US presidential debate, with Hillary Clinton seen to have come out on top versus......[more]

Legal & General bullish on third quarter retirement sales

Legal & General bullish on third quarter retirement sales

After a strong third quarter, Legal & General said its retirement arm was on track to double new business sales in the full year......[more]

United Utilities warns on H1 revenue, says current trading in line

United Utilities warns on H1 revenue, says current trading in line

United Utilities said on Tuesday that it expects revenue for the first half of this year to be slightly lower than the same period last year......[more]

Mediclinic reiterates guidance, says trading in line

Mediclinic reiterates guidance, says trading in line

Private healthcare provider Mediclinic International maintained its full-year 2016/17 guidance across its three platforms on Tuesday......[more]

Card Factory announces special dividend, on track for FY

Card Factory announces special dividend, on track for FY

Card Factory announced a special dividend on Tuesday as it reported a rise in revenue and profit for the six months to the end of July.

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Capco raises £175m from bond placing

Capco raises £175m from bond placing

Capital & Counties Properties? (Capco)......[more]

Icap operations chief decides not to join Tullett Prebon

Icap operations chief decides not to join Tullett Prebon

Veteran Icap operations director Ken Pigaga......[more]

Lamprell wins new contract worth $90m

Lamprell wins new contract worth $90m

Oil services group Lamprell has won a contract......[more]

Aldi posts record UK sales, pledges £300m investment

Aldi posts record UK sales, pledges £300m investment

Aldi promised on Monday to invest £300m in......[more]

Thomas Cook's summer bookings rise

Thomas Cook's summer bookings rise

FTSE 250 listed Thomas Cook reported a rise in bookings this summer across some......[more]

Acacia Mining resolves Bulyanhulu issue

Acacia Mining resolves Bulyanhulu issue

Acacia Mining announced on Tuesday that it has resolved the previously disclosed......[more]

Indivior rebuffs US complaints

Indivior rebuffs US complaints

Pharmaceutical company Indivior once again rebuffed legal claims laid against......[more]

Monarch Airlines denies Twitter-based insolvency rumours

Monarch Airlines denies Twitter-based insolvency rumours

Holiday carrier Monarch Airlines was working to reassure customers and the market that it was fully operational on Monday morning, after widespread speculation over the weekend that it was going over the brink.

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Goldman Sachs to lay off 30% of Asian investment bankers

Goldman Sachs to lay off 30% of Asian investment bankers

US investment bank Goldman Sachs is planning to lay off as much as 30% of its dealmakers in Asia amid falling profits in the region.

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Telefonica UK flotation of O2 gears up despite market fears

Telefonica UK flotation of O2 gears up despite market fears

O2, one of Britain's biggest mobile phone providers, is nearing a flotation on the London Stock Exchange under the name Telefonica UK as Spanish parent company Telefonica hires advisers to oversee a potential £10bn flotation.

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Pfizer says it won't split into two

Pfizer says it won't split into two

Following an extensive evaluation, Pfizer has decided not to split the company into two separate publicly-traded groups.

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Snapchat introduces one-minute US voter registration

Snapchat introduces one-minute US voter registration

Popular social media app Snapchat has made a new foray into politics - by allowing users to register to vote in the US presidential election this year.

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ECB president Draghi urges governments to spur growth

ECB president Draghi urges governments to spur growth

Mario Draghi has called on European governments to stimulate growth in the region, saying that the European Central Bank is not capable of shouldering the burden of recovery on its own.

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Tuesday newspaper round-up: US debate, WTO, Draghi, BT, Merlin

Tuesday newspaper round-up: US debate, WTO, Draghi, BT, Merlin

The Mexican peso has strengthened against the dollar by the most in seven months as foreign exchange markets reasoned Hillary Clinton edged out Donald Trump in the first of three debates between the two 2016 presidential nominees. The peso’s gains against the US dollar picked up during the debate and have continued since its conclusion, with the Mexican currency now 2 per cent stronger against the greenback in lunchtime trade in Asia. - Financial Times

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Samsung to push back Galaxy Note 7 sales restart date

Samsung to push back Galaxy Note 7 sales restart date

South Korea-based phonemaker Samsung has delayed its reintroduction of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone to stores in its home country, after the device was recalled following safety issues.

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Self-driving vehicle from Google involved in serious crash

Self-driving vehicle from Google involved in serious crash

A self-driving car made by Google has been involved in a serious accident in California, after the driver of a different car passed through a red light and hit the vehicle.

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Snapchat introduces one-minute US voter registration

Snapchat introduces one-minute US voter registration

Popular social media app Snapchat has made a new foray into politics - by allowing users to register to vote in the US presidential election this year.

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Investec downgrades Mitie on uncertain outlook

Investec downgrades Mitie on uncertain outlook

Tue, 27 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Investec downgraded Mitie to 'hold' from 'buy' and slashed the price target to 188p from 360p as it pointed to the outsourcer's uncertain outlook.... [more]

Sky boosted by Kepler Cheuvreux upgrade

Tue, 27 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Sky got a boost on Tuesday as Kepler Cheuvreux upgraded the stock to 'buy' from 'hold' saying its discounted cash flow-based fair value of 1,100p suggests nearly 30% upside from cu... [more]

Glencore downgraded by Canaccord to 'hold' from 'buy'

Tue, 27 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Canaccord Genuity on Tuesday downgraded its rating on Glencore to 'hold' from 'buy' but lifted its target price to 220p from 215p.... [more]

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Interserve wins place on Department of Health construction framework

Interserve wins place on Department of Health construction framework

Tue, 27 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Support services and construction group Interserve has won a place on the Department of Health's £4bn ProCure22 (P22) construction framework, due to start next month.... [more]

Netcall's revenue falls but trading in line with expectations

Tue, 27 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Netcall, which provides customer engagement software, reported a fall in full year revenues as it gains more software as service contracts but maintained that it was trading in line... [more]

Close Brothers operating profit up, but shares fall

Tue, 27 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Close Brothers posted its preliminary results for the year to 31 July on Tuesday, with adjusted operating profit up 4% to £233.6m, and adjusted basic earnings per share up 7% to 128... [more]

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UK retail sales volumes slip in September, CBI says

UK retail sales volumes slip in September, CBI says

Tue, 27 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - Retail sales on the UK High Street registered an unexpected fall in September but were expected to recover, according to the results of widely-followed survey.... [more]

Supermarket beer sales exceed pubs' for the first time

Supermarket beer sales exceed pubs' for the first time

Mon, 26 September 2016

(ShareCast News) - For the first time people are buying more beer in supermarkets than at pubs, according to data gathered by the British Beer and Pub Association (BBPA).... [more]