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05 Dec
Apple tries new ways to boost iPhone sales

Apple has taken the rare step of offering promotional deals as part of its new iPhone marketing strategy to boost weaker sales.

04 Dec
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May suffers 3 defeats as MPs move to take more control of Brexit

UK Prime Minister Theresa May suffered three parliamentary defeats on Tuesday night as MPs started a marathon session of debates on her wobbling Brexit deal.

04 Dec
Commodities: All OPEC+ members must join in oil output cut, Saudi says

Commodity futures were higher on Tuesday, helped by gains for natural gas, precious metals and select agricultural contracts, but oil gave up earlier gains.

04 Dec
Bonds: US interest rate curve flattens as 'big short' position capitulates

These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.

04 Dec
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UK can reverse Brexit Article 50, says ECJ advocate-general

The UK can unilaterally abandon the Brexit article 50 process, a senior European Court of Justice (ECJ) official ruled on Tuesday as the British parliament prepared to start five days of debate on the withdrawal agreement.

04 Dec
Europe close: Stocks fall back on renewed trade jitters

Stocks on the Continent surrendered the bulk of the prior day's gains with some market commentary referencing lingering doubts around the specifics of the trade truce agreed by the US and China at the weekend and even concerns around the outlook for economic growth in the US.

04 Dec
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Mervyn King blasts May's Brexit plan and BoE successor Carney

Former governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King on Tuesday launched an attack on the government, likening Theresa May’s Brexit deal to appeasement tactics used with Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

04 Dec
Fed's Williams continues to see gradual rate hikes ahead

The head of the Federal Reserve bank of New York argued in favour of continued gradual interest rate hikes in the US in order to sustain the economic expansion.

04 Dec
Palladium price hits record high and gets within $10 of gold

Palladium prices are hitting record highs and could reach parity with gold, in a market considered to be in an annual supply/demand deficit, according to analysts.

04 Dec
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Director dealings: Leeds Group director ups stake

Leeds Group non-executive director Per Johan Claesson purchased 3. 96m ordinary shares in the AIM-listed textile processing business from his brother Magnus on Tuesday.

04 Dec
French government suspends fuel-tax hike after yellow vest riots

The French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced on Tuesday that a proposed fuel tax hike would be suspended after fierce protests around the country against the government's economic reforms.

04 Dec
London close: UK stocks give up gains as confidence proves short-lived

London stocks gave up some the previous day's gains on Tuesday as sterling spiked higher after a senior European official said Britain would be allowed to unilaterally revoke Article 50, while doubts crept in about the trade truce agreed by the US and China.

04 Dec
Sector movers: Construction and defence subside

Construction, defence and most of the industrials and support services sectors were under fire on Tuesday, while the some in the drinks industry were given a Brexit boost.

04 Dec
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Argo Blockchain sales exceed supply

British cryptocurrency miner Argo Blockchain has seen strong growth over the last two months as sales of its subscription packages continued to exceed both expectations and supply.

04 Dec
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Broker tips: Kier, BT, Rightmove

FTSE 250 construction group Kier was under the cosh again on Tuesday as Canaccord Genuity cut its stance on the stock to 'hold' from 'buy' and slashed the price target to 525p from 1,200p to take into account the heavily-discounted rights issue announced last week and macro risks.

04 Dec
Credit Bank of Moscow sees further weakness ahead in the rouble

Russia's rouble may be headed lower in 2019, according to one of the country's top lenders, regardless of the nascent rebound in crude oil prices.

04 Dec
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US open: Stocks turn lower as confusion surrounds trade war truce

Wall Street trading started off with some losses on Tuesday as looked into the fine print of Monday's trade war ceasefire with China and digested a flattening yield curve in government debt.

04 Dec
Start date for talks with China was 1 December, Trump says

The US President weighed in on Tuesday indicating that the roughly three-month long window for trade negotiations with Beijing had begun on 1 December while reiterating the broad outlines of the agreement struck with his opposite number in China, Xi Jinping.

04 Dec
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FTSE 100 movers: Ferguson falls on update; precious metals miners shine

London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 3% to 7,043. 99 in afternoon trade on Tuesday as investors continued to grapple with the latest Brexit-related headlines.

04 Dec
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FTSE 250 movers: Ted Baker feels the squeeze while IP Group jumps

London's FTSE 250 was down 0. 71% at 18,431. 89 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, as hugging controversy continued to dog Ted Baker and IG Group dropped amid new regulatory pressures.