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04 Apr
Week ahead: Covid-19 containment, OPEC in focus

The focus over the coming week will be on the success or not of containment measures across the globe.

04 Apr
US close: Stocks slump after grim March non-farm payrolls data

Stocks on Wall Street finished lower on Friday after data revealed that non-farm payrolls collapsed in March, although a rally in crude oil futures helped to stem losses.

03 Apr
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Legal & General says it still intends to pay dividend

Legal & General said on Friday that it will pay a final dividend for 2019 despite a warning from the Bank of England.

03 Apr
Europe close: Moderate losses despite news GDP already falling at 10% pace

Stocks across the Continent finished the week with moderate selling, despite the release of service sector surveys in Italy and Spain both of which printed at record lows, underscoring the sheer magnitude of the hit from the Covid-19 pandemic.

03 Apr
Italy Covid-19 infections continue to slow

The increase in the number of Italians infected with the Covid-19 coronavirus continues to slow.

03 Apr
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Ford to maintain lockdown at European factories until at least 4 May

Ford Motor said on Friday that it would extend the halt on activity at its European factories until at least 4 May.

03 Apr
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Brazilian president lashes out at 'dictatorial' Rio beaches ban

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro lashed out at the “dictatorial” move to stop citizens from going to the beach in his latest tirade against efforts to tackle the coronavirus disease.

03 Apr
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London close: Stocks finish weaker amid slew of dismal data

London stocks remained weaker by the close on Friday following the release of dismal UK services data, as investors digested a dismal US non-farm payrolls report amid ongoing concerns about the escalating coronavirus pandemic.

03 Apr
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 ended the week 94. 83 points lower at 5,415. 50.

03 Apr
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Director dealings: Norcros CEO's spouse ups stake

Norcros revealed on Friday that chief executive Nick Kelsall's wife Susan had acquired 200,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed construction materials firm.

03 Apr
Rockfire Resources still able to access Queensland site

Gold and base metal explorer Rockfire Resources updated the market on its operations in light of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on Friday, saying it had instigated various measures as a response to the current economic, environmental and financial climate.

03 Apr
RA International gets $15.6m task order from IAP

Remote location services provider RA International Group has signed a further task order with IAP Worldwide Service for the provision of supply chain services, it announced on Friday.

03 Apr
Intelligent Ultrasound rolls out lung ultrasound simulator at Nightingale Hospital

Ultrasound artificial intelligence software and simulation company Intelligent Ultrasound Group announced on Friday that its ‘BodyWorks’ point-of-care ultrasound simulator (PoCUS), with its newly released free Covid-19 lung ultrasound module, has been made available in the emergency simulation centre at the NHS Nightingale Hospital at London's ExCel centre.

03 Apr
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Salt Lake Potash remains on track at Lake Way Project

Salt Lake Potash announced the completion of civil earthworks at the process plant and non-process infrastructure site at its Lake Way Project on Friday.

03 Apr
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Anexo Group defers dividend decision, opening of Leeds branch

Credit hire and legal services provider Anexo Group updated the market on its final results, as well as the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, on Friday, saying that following Financial Conduct Authority and Financial Reporting Council guidance, its audited results for 2019 would be delayed.

03 Apr
GVC's Coral, Ladbrokes refuse rent payments - report

Bookmaking company GVC's Ladbrokes and Coral UK operations are refusing to pay rent on more than 3,000 shops to save cash as the coronavirus pandemic hammered profits, Sky News reported on Friday.

03 Apr
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FTSE 100 movers: Insurers under pressure; Hikma boosted by Citi note

London’s FTSE 100 was down 1% at 5,427. 69 in afternoon trade on Friday following the US non-farm payrolls report.

03 Apr
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US open: Stocks open lower following jobs data

Wall Street stocks opened lower on Friday after data revealed that non-farm payrolls had collapsed throughout March.

03 Apr
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Iomart Group ends year well as it faces coronavirus unknowns

Cloud computing company Iomart Group updated the market on its trading for the year ended 31 March, as well as the impact of the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic on Friday, saying it expects to deliver another year of revenue growth, “strong” profitability and cash generation, in line with expectations.

03 Apr
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FTSE 250 movers: Hammerson slumps; transport stocks rally on govt help

London’s FTSE 250 was down 1. 1% at 14,266. 59 in afternoon trade on Friday as investors mulled the latest US non-farm payrolls report.