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London close: Oil price slump drags FTSE lower

London close: Oil price slump drags FTSE lower

The FTSE 100 ended Monday’s session in the red as a slump in crude prices dragged oil stocks lower.

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Manufacturing slowdown worsens post-Brexit to add to recession concerns

Manufacturing slowdown worsens post-Brexit to add to recession concerns

UK manufacturing output declined at a faster pace post the Brexit vote last month, the CBI Industrial Trends survey indicated on Monday....[more]

Anglo American Platinum reports drop in H1 profit

Anglo American Platinum reports drop in H1 profit

Underlying earnings at Anglo American?s South African platinum division fell in the six months ended 30 June....[more]

High-flying Ericsson boss Hans Vestberg shown the door

High-flying Ericsson boss Hans Vestberg shown the door

Ericsson chief executive Hans Vestberg was shown the door at the Swedish telecoms technology giant on Monday....[more]

AMC Entertainment buys Carmike Cinemas in sweetened deal

AMC Entertainment buys Carmike Cinemas in sweetened deal

AMC Entertainment is to takeover Carmike Cinemas in a deal worth $1.2bn, the companies announced on Monday.

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Aberdeen posts rise in assets under management

Aberdeen posts rise in assets under management

FTSE 250 fund manager Aberdeen Asset......[more]

Randgold downgrades targets on Tongon issues

Randgold downgrades targets on Tongon issues

Randgold Resources announced on Monday......[more]

Cranswick Q1 sales up, sells sandwich business

Cranswick Q1 sales up, sells sandwich business

FTSE 250 food producer Cranswick said it has......[more]

HICL Infrastructure invests £29m in quarter

HICL Infrastructure invests £29m in quarter

Infrastructure investment firm HICL Infrastructure......[more]

FTSE 100 movers: Supermarkets surge

FTSE 100 movers: Supermarkets surge

The FTSE 100 was in the red on Monday afternoon, having finished the morning....[more]

FTSE 250 movers: William Hill gains

FTSE 250 movers: William Hill gains

The FTSE 250 was just above the waterline in afternoon trading on Monday....[more]

Ukraine police continue probe of JKX Oil unit

Ukraine police continue probe of JKX Oil unit

JKX Oil & Gas updated the market on the police investigation into its Ukrainian......[more]

UK's Hammond may 'reset' policy in Autumn Statement

UK's Hammond may 'reset' policy in Autumn Statement

Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said he may use the Autumn Statement to "reset" Britain's economic policy, the BBC reported.

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German business confidence stronger than expected in July

German business confidence stronger than expected in July

German business confidence for July came in stronger than expected, according to a widely-followed survey.

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Verizon Communications buys Yahoo for $4.8bn

Verizon Communications buys Yahoo for $4.8bn

Verizon Communications on Monday confirmed reports that it will buy Yahoo's operating business for $4.8bn.

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Shooting at Florida nightclub leaves two dead

Shooting at Florida nightclub leaves two dead

Two people have been killed and at least 15 injured following a shooting at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida.

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Newspaper round-up: Brexit blueprint, G20, BHS, oil surplus

Newspaper round-up: Brexit blueprint, G20, BHS, oil surplus

The Government will aim to outline a Brexit blueprint "later this year", according to the Chancellor, in a move that he said would send a "reassuring signal" to businesses and markets. Global finance chiefs warned on Sunday that the UK's decision to leave the EU had raised the risks facing a world already in danger of slipping into a low growth trap. - Telegraph

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Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals new masterplan

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk reveals new masterplan

Tesla Motors unveiled its much-anticipated masterplan on Wednesday, with chief executive officer Elon Musk announcing plans to widen the company's scope from only cars to various other modes of transport, with a focus on green energy endeavours.

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Tuesday newspaper round-up: Weale, negative rates, FCA, BT

Tuesday newspaper round-up: Weale, negative rates, FCA, BT

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - One of the UK's top monetary policymakers has indicated he has changed his mind after a series of negative business surveys and now favours an immediate stimulus for the UK economy.... [more]

Sector movers: Oil companies and airlines under pressure

Mon, 25 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - London stock indices were held back on Monday as oil prices traded down towards their lowest levels in weeks.... [more]

Broker tips: William Hill, Beazley, G4S

Mon, 25 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - While William Hill shares have been whipped higher by Rank and 888's preliminary takeover approach, Berenberg believes the bid will be unsuccessful and maintained its 'sell' rating ... [more]

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EPRA earnings and net asset value ahead in first half at Unite Group

EPRA earnings and net asset value ahead in first half at Unite Group

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Developer and manager of student accommodation, The Unite Group, announced its half year results for the six months to 30 June on Tuesday morning.... [more]

US investment hurts Jardine Lloyd Thompson in first half

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group announced interim results for the six months to 30 June on Tuesday, claiming a "good" underlying financial performance reflecting "continued momentum" i... [more]

Carillionjoint ventures win Canadian and Irish contracts

Tue, 26 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - Carillion celebrated two contract wins on Tuesday, with two of the FTSE 250 firm's joint ventures in Canada and Ireland being selected for major public projects.... [more]

Economic News [more]

Manufacturing slowdown worsens post-Brexit to add to recession concerns

Manufacturing slowdown worsens post-Brexit to add to recession concerns

Mon, 25 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - UK manufacturing output declined at a faster pace post the Brexit vote last month, the CBI Industrial Trends survey indicated on Monday, which also sent business optimism plunging a... [more]

FCA review finds 'significant shortcomings' among insurance agents

FCA review finds 'significant shortcomings' among insurance agents

Fri, 22 July 2016

(ShareCast News) - The Financial Conduct Authority said on Friday that it has found "significant shortcomings" in the control and oversight of appointed representatives by their principal firms in the... [more]