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14 Sep
Europe close: Broad-based gains for indices despite horrible trade data

European stocks rose on Friday, taking their cue from gains on Wall Street as investors continued to keep an eye on trade developments, with gains in semiconductors helping to offset the impact of a very weak reading on euro area foreign trade.

14 Sep
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 ended the week 26. 34 points higher at 7,277. 70.

14 Sep
Court rules that electoral commission fluffed Brexit donations rules

The electoral commission misunderstood the law surrounding donations from the pro-Brexit group Vote Leave to BeLeave founder Darren Grimes, according to a high court ruling on Friday.

14 Sep
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London close: Stocks finish week in the green, despite warnings around 'no deal' Brexit

London stocks finished higher on Friday, recovering from the previous session's drop, with housebuilders paring their losses and helped by a positive start to trading on Wall Street.

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Friday broker round-up

SafeChange: Barclays upgrades to overweight with a target price of 420p.

14 Sep
US industrial production picks-up in August

America's factories continued to hum along in August, boosted by output of business equipment and materials.

14 Sep
FTSE 250 movers: Investec makes waves while Clarkson sinks

London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 45% at 20,334. 01 in afternoon trade on Friday, led by Investec and Kier.

14 Sep
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Mike Ashley lambasts Sports Direct investors over 'backstabbing'

Sports Direct founder and chief executive Mike Ashley has accused shareholders of “stabbing him in the back” and of “hounding” former chairman Keith Hellawell out of his job.

14 Sep
US retail sales slow unexpectedly in July

US retail sales slowed last month as US consumers pulled back on purchases of fashion and motor vehicles and parts.

14 Sep
Sears Q2 same-store sales down but net loss doubles

Sears released second quarter results overnight that showed a fall in same-store sales and wider losses amidst a move to sell some of its business to combat liabilities and return to profitability.

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Director dealings: Clarkson's Anker sells again

Industrial transportation's sinking feeling was led by shipping broker Clarkson after Peter Anker, president of brokerage and investment banking, sold more shares.

14 Sep
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Sector movers: Industrials stocks diverging

Industrial stocks were big movers up and down, with transport stocks among the fallers, while industrial metals and engineers were on the rise.

14 Sep
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Erdogan blames US for 'heinous economic attack'

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey’s economic crisis and currency fluctuations had political reasons referring to the United States.

14 Sep
DCC rallies as Berenberg and RBC weigh in after capital markets day

DCC racked up healthy gains on Friday as Berenberg said it remains one of its top picks in business services and as RBC Capital Markets highlighted a good buying opportunity following the company's capital markets day.

14 Sep
Berenberg lowers target price on Connect Group

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on Connect Group following the firm's uneasy trading update on Friday morning.

14 Sep
US consumer sentiment index at six-month high in September

US consumer sentiment picked up more than expected in September, to a six-month high, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.

14 Sep
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Asia report: Most markets higher as semiconductors rebound

Markets in Asia finished Friday mostly in the green, with technology - and specifically semiconductor - plays boosted by positive sentiment around Apple’s new iPhone range announced in the US this week.

14 Sep
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Hydro withdraws offer for Rio Tinto's aluminium assets

Rio Tinto said on Friday that Norway's Hydro has withdrawn its offer for the miner's aluminium assets.

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FTSE 100 movers: Burberry rallies but SSE slips again

London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 3% to 7,305. 37 in afternoon trade on Friday.

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Centrica appoints former BP bigwig to board

Multinational energy and services company Centrica on Friday appointed Richard Hookway to its board as chief executive of Centrica Business from 1 December.