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13 Sep
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London close: Shares slip as John Lewis sparks retail worries

The Bank of England acted as expected and trade tensions eased but London stocks lost territory on Thursday as weakness in the retail sector combined with late gains for the pound against the dollar.

13 Sep
London overtaken by New York as world's top financial hub

London has been overtaken by New York at the top of a long-running ranking of the top global financial centres, with Brexit uncertainty pulling the city off the top-spot for the first time in three years.

13 Sep
Europe close: Stocks end session mixed as ECB trims growth forecasts

Stocks on the Continent finished the session on a mixed note, buoyed by a more aggressive than expected interest rate hike by Turkey's central bank and after the European Central Bank stayed put on monetary policy, although rate-setters in Frankfurt did trim their forecasts for growth and inflation in the euro area for 2018 and 2019.

13 Sep
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UK to give EU information on Irish Border issue

The UK have pledged to provide data that could help reach a solution to prevent a hard border in Ireland post-Brexit, according to Bloomberg.

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Broker tips: Majestic Wine, IQE, Domino's

RBC Capital Markets initiated coverage of Majestic Wine at ‘outperform’ with a 550p price target on target on Thursday, saying its analysis has shown that Naked Wines is deeply undervalued.

13 Sep
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Berenberg lowers target price on Dominos following 'disappointing' first half

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on Domino's Pizza on Thursday, saying that several issues that had plagued the group during the first half of last year had returned to the fore.

13 Sep
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Kroger shares plummet 10% as Q2 sales disappoint

Kroger stock dropped more than 10% after second quarter results disappointed, with reporting same-store sales that have disappointed analysts as the US retail giant made investments in online services to compete with Amazon and Walmart.

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'Transformative year' sees Oxford Biomedica profit from two huge contracts

Biopharmaceutical company Oxford Biomedica saw its shares rise on Thursday after its first half gross income more than doubled due to two huge contracts.

13 Sep
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Morrisons grows at fastest rate since 2009

Morrisons declared a bumper special interim dividend after like-for-like sales in the second quarter grew at the fastest rate since 2009 thanks to speedier development of its wholesale deals and other innovative uses of store space.

13 Sep
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FTSE 250 movers: Tate & Lyle fails to grow as Miners shine

London's FTSE 250 was down 0. 12% at 20,355. 42 in afternoon trade on Thursday.

13 Sep
Analysts see positives for tobacco in US e-cigs crackdown

US regulators' warning to electronic cigarette companies about combatting the rising use among youth held "positives" for big cigarette companies such as British American Tobacco and Imperial Brands, said analysts at UBS, Jefferies and Liberum on Thursday.

13 Sep
US open: Apple pushes Dow back above 26,000

Trading on Wall Street got off to a positive start on Thursday with shares of Apple leading the way as investors welcomed the latest developments between the US and China on the trade front.

13 Sep
Scapa buys Acelity's advanced wound dressings facility

AIM-listed Scapa has announced the acquisition of Acelity's advanced wound dressings manufacturing facility in Gargrave for £31m in cash.

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Ophir Energy will 'significantly downsize' its London operations

Ophir Energy will "significantly downsize" its presence in London ahead of its transitioning into being an Asia-led firm.

13 Sep
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Director dealings: Ophir's interim CEO ups stake

Ophir Energy's interim chief executive Alan Booth purchased 100,000 ordinary shares in the firm on Thursday.

13 Sep
Metminco narrows losses as disposal fees come off the books

Metminco saw its losses narrow significantly during the first half of its trading year.

13 Sep
Friday preview: US data barrage, Investec in focus

The focus at the weekend - barring surprises around international trade or Brexit - will be on a barrage of economic data scheduled for release in the States.

13 Sep
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FTSE 100 movers: Miners rally but M&S drops on John Lewis numbers

London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 3% to 7,292. 23 in afternoon trade on Thursday as investors digested the latest policy announcement from the Bank of England.

13 Sep
Attraqt signs multi-year contract with 'iconic' British luxury brand

Attraqt Group has signed a £640,000 multi-year contract with an "iconic" British luxury brand.

13 Sep
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Workspace buys Shepherds Bush property for £125m

Workspace has exchanged contracts to buy The Shepherds Building in W14 from Helical for £125. 3m in cash, in a deal that will be funded from existing facilities.