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Tuesday preview: US banks, UK unemployment in focus

The market spotlight is due to shift towards US banks on Tuesday as the US corporate earnings season goes into full swing, with approximately a fifth of the S&P 500's constituent companies set to update shareholders, including 60% of the benchmarks financials.

Commodities: Trader caution on US-China trade and weak Chinese import data drag

Commodities gave back some of the prior Friday's gains with traders cautious as analysts pointed out that things could still change for the worse over the next three to five weeks as US and China tried to put their mini-trade deal into writing.

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UK retail footfall down 10% in last seven years

The British Retail Consortium reported on Monday that UK retail footfall had fallen by more than 10. 0% over the past seven years, due to high renting prices, a shift towards online shopping and political uncertainty.

FX round-up: Pound slips, but JP Morgan less pessimistic on Brexit talks

Sterling was on its back foot at the start of the week, but only slightly so, as traders tried to gauge the probabilities of a withdrawal deal being reached before 31 October.

Hunter Biden to step down from Chinese company's board

Hunter Biden is set to resign from a board of a Chinese-backed private equity company and announced that he would forgo all work with foreign enterprises if his father Joe Biden was elected president in 2020.

Europe close: Caution sets in after Friday surge

European stocks were lower at lunchtime on Monday as investors grew sceptical about the progress made in Sino-US trade relations, while weak Chinese data highlighted the impact of tariffs.

London close: Shares dip as analysts take stock of situation after Friday surge

London stocks dipped on Monday as optimism over a trade deal between the US and China faded a bit, with worries about Brexit and uninspiring Chinese data also weighing on investor sentiment.

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Director dealings: Everyman Media chairman sells shares

Everyman Media revealed on Monday that chairman Paul Wise had disposed of 499,977 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed premium cinema operator.

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US lawmakers mull legislation in support of Hong Kong demonstrators

US lawmakers are this week set to vote on three bills that would support pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, as protests in the city intensify.

Broker tips: Domino's Pizza, Hochschild Mining, Barclays, RBS, Lloyds

Analysts at Liberum don't see much changing in the immediate future for Domino's Pizza, expecting its weak performance of late to carry on throughout the third quarter despite easier comparatives.

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US open: Mixed start to trading as trade deal optimism sours

Wall Street trading began with some mixed results on Monday following a report that revealed China wanted to hold further discussions with the US before signing Donald Trump's so-called "phase one" trade deal.

FTSE 250 movers: Hunting falls, Sophos surges

London's FTSE 250 was down 0. 99% at 19,843. 55 in afternoon trade on Monday, with Hunting leading the index lower.

Remote Monitored Systems cheers new GyroMetric deal

Remote Monitored Systems announced on Monday that GyroMetric Systems, in which it has a 58% shareholding, reached an agreement to install digital monitoring equipment on a pilot project by UK power generation equipment supplier Clarke Energy.

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John Menzies appoints new CFO and COO

Aviation services business John Menzies has appointed Alvaro Gomez-Reino as its new chief financial officer with effect from 1 December.

Rambler achieves best saleable copper production in nearly five years

Copper and gold explorer, developer and producer Rambler Metals announced on Monday that for the quarter ended 30 September it achieved its highest saleable copper production since the last quarter of the 2014 financial year, at 1,475 dry metric tonnes (dmt).

Berenberg raises Hochschild Mining to 'hold' following foray into rare earths

Analysts Berenberg upped their rating on British precious metals firm Hochschild Mining from 'sell' to 'hold' on Monday, stating the group's rare earths move was "a bit left-field", but "not a complete surprise".

Serabi Gold pleased with third quarter results from Tapajos

Brazil-focussed gold mining and development company Serabi Gold released the results and a review of its third quarter operational and development activities in the Tapajos region of Para State in the north of the country on Monday.

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Roche upbeat on latest rituximab study data

Roche announced data from the phase 3 ‘PEMPHIX’ study evaluating the efficacy and safety of ‘MabThera’/’Rituxan’ (rituximab) compared to mycophenolate mofetil (MMF) in adults with moderate-to-severe pemphigus vulgaris (PV) on Monday.

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Blue Star Capital raises £0.9m for esports investments

Technology-focussed investment company Blue Star Capital has conditionally placed 900 million new ordinary shares at a price of 0. 1p each, it announced on Monday, to raise a total of £0. 9m.

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Ganfeng investment in Bacanora clears China approvals

Bacanora Lithium updated the market on the strategic investment by Ganfeng Lithium on Monday, having confirmed on 28 June that the signed investment and offtake agreements, which together make up the investment, were submitted to the relevant authorities in China for approval.