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22 Mar
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Europe close: Stocks awash in red after weak German data

Stocks on the Continent slumped on the back of data showing the weakest reading on euro area manufacturing for 71 months that pushed yields on long-dated German Bunds back into the negative and amid heightened uncertainty around the UK's exit from the European Union.

22 Mar
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Europe midday: Stocks drop as euro area manufacturing hits 71-month low

Stocks on the Continent have failed to track the strong gains seen overnight on Wall Street, hampered by the weakest reading on euro area manufacturing for 71 months that has pushed yields on long-dated German Bunds back into the negative and the ongoing heightened uncertainty around the UK's exit from the European Union.

22 Mar
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London close: FTSE indices join global sell-off amid growth concerns

London stocks were pummeled on Friday, even as the pound regained some composure after European leaders gave the UK a few more weeks to organise its withdrawal from the bloc, while weak German manufacturing data sparked global growth concerns, with the selling in shares extending across the Pond to Wall Street.

22 Mar
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Directors dealings: RPC finance chief plays it safe

RPC's director of finance opted on Thursday to play it safe, selling a large packet of shares in the packaging supplier the day before Berry Group told the market that it would not be tabling a higher takeover offer, unless the company received a better bid from someone else.

22 Mar
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Central Bank of Russia opens door to rate cut as soon as 2019

Rate-setters in Moscow lowered their forecast for consumer price inflation and opened the door to a cut in official interest as soon as 2019.

22 Mar
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US open: Wall Street flops as investors keep yanking funds from stocks

Trading on Wall Street has gotten off to a volatile start with weak German manufacturing figures sparking worries about global growth, sending traders scurrying for the relative safety of the fixed income space, although some strategists continued to see gains ahead.

22 Mar
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US existing home sales jump back in February, NAR says

Second hand sales of homes in the States rebounded sharply last month, bolstered by lower mortgage rates, growing incomes and improved consumer confidence.

21 Mar
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Director dealings: Capita finance chief buys-in

Capita's finance chief, Patrick Butcher, picked up a large batch of stock in the troubled outsourcer on Thursday.

21 Mar
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London close: Stocks finish on a mixed note amid pound weakness

London stocks finished on a mixed note on Thursday, with some investors visibly more nervous as they moved to discount increased risks of a hard Brexit.

21 Mar
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Europe midday: Investor sentiment dampened by Brexit uncertainty

Stocks on the Continent were trading mostly lower with the market spotlight firmly on the UK as investors gear up for what might be a wholly 'hard' exit of Britain from the European Union at the end of next week.

21 Mar
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March Philly Fed index continues to point to weakness

Perhaps the most widely-followed regional manufacturing gauge in the US rebounded sharply in March, but according to economists continued to point to an ongoing slowdown.

21 Mar
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Initial weekly US jobless claims drop sharply

US jobless claims, one of the most closely-followed indicators of the health of the jobs market, dropped more sharply than expected over the preceding week.

21 Mar
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BoE stays put on policy, waiting for Brexit result

The Monetary Policy Committee chose to stay put on policy, continuing to guide markets towards gradual hikes in Bank Rate, even as it noted how uncertainty around Brexit might be distorting the signals coming from recent economic data.

20 Mar
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Thursday preview: EU Summit (Brexit) and MPC decision in focus

The market spotlight will continue to be firmly on all things Brexit on Thursday, as the European Union leaders' summit kicks-off in Strasbourg.

20 Mar
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Europe close: Stocks slip ahead of US Fed policy announcement

Stocks on the Continent fell going into the US central bank's policy announcement on Wednesday evening, weighed down by very weak corporate updates coming from both sides of the Atlantic.

20 Mar
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London close: Dip in pound fails to stem selling pressure

London stocks dipped on Wednesday, with a drop in sterling unable to stem the selling as investors were suddenly faced with the prospect of further key votes in Parliament on Brexit as soon as the following week.

20 Mar
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US open: Stocks slip ahead of Fed policy announcement

Wall Street's main stockmarket gauges were moving lower on Wednesday as investors opt to stay on the sidelines ahead of the latest policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.

20 Mar
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Weekly US oil and gasoline inventories fall rapidly, DoE says

US crude oil inventories shrank sharply during the preceding week as exports and refinery activity picked up.

20 Mar
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Dutch coalition government may lose Senate majority to eurosceptics

Holland's coalition government is at risk of losing its Senate majority in provincial elections due to be held on Wednesday evening as the Eurosceptic Forum for Democracy climbs in the polls.

20 Mar
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FedEx drops as quarterly growth overseas and at key division underwhelm

International courier services and air freight giant FedEx reported a sharp drop in both sales and profits for its third quarter, blaming its weaker-than-expected performance on its international arm.