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07 Feb
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Juncker, May agree to new Brexit talks after 'robust' meeting

Jean-Claude Juncker and Theresa May held “robust” Brexit discussions on Thursday with no tangible progress on the Irish backstop, but agreed to hold further talks to break the impasse.

07 Feb
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US close: Dow closes 220 lower, Sears rallies after judge approves Lampert's takeover bid

Wall Street trading ended with all major indexes recording losses on Thursday as investors sifted through more company earnings releases, with Sears staging a late rally after a bankruptcy judge approved billionaire Eddie Lampert's takeover bid.

07 Feb
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Philip Morris shares spark up following revenue beat

Tobacco giant Philip Morris turned in revenues ahead of market expectations on Thursday despite a decline in net sales.

07 Feb
Europe close: Carmakers' shares pummeled amid growth, US tariff concerns

Stocks across the Channel reeled after the European Union's executive arm slashed its near-term forecasts for economic growth across the bloc and after reports broke that a sizeable distance remained between the US and China in trade talks, with the Auto&Parts sector singled out by traders for an especially punishing session, possibly amid concerns of fresh US tariffs.

07 Feb
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Broker tips: Compass Group, Barratt Developments

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets reiterated their 'outperform' rating on British contract foodservice Compass on Thursday following a strong European performance by the group in the first quarter of its trading year.

07 Feb
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RBC reiterates 'outperform' on Compass following 'excellent start to the year'

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets reiterated their 'outperform' rating on British contract foodservice provider Compass on Thursday following a strong performance by the group in Europe over the first quarter of its trading year.

07 Feb
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News of Venezuelan Army desertions emerges amid standoff on Colombian border

Thousands of Venezuelan soldiers have deserted the nation's armed forces in the last five years, predating calls from caretaker President, Juan Guaido, for soldiers to lay down their weapons.

07 Feb
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Ocado fire continues to burn for third day

Ocado shares dropped 10% on Thursday as the fire at its high-tech Andover warehouse continued to burn for a third day, with local residents having to be evacuated due to clouds of burning chemicals.

07 Feb
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Cannacord ups target on Barratt Developments, sees upside to earnings

Analysts at Canaccord Genuity raised their target price for shares on Barratt Developments following the company's latest six-month financials.

07 Feb
Twitter tumbles as costs increase for 2019

Twitter shares fell more than 10% in early trading on Thursday after the social media network published fourth-quarter 2018 earnings and guided to weaker than expected revenue and higher costs for the coming months.

07 Feb
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London close: Stocks drop on global growth worries, pound pops

London stocks stumbled on Thursday wore on as global growth worries hit markets, as the Bank of England and European Commission cut forecasts for growth this year and next.

07 Feb
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Director dealings: Eco Animal Health director lowers stake

Eco Animal Health director Julia Trouse disposed of 75,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed pharmaceutical outfit on Thursday.

07 Feb
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Friday preview: Japan data, Shaftesbury in the spotlight

Barring surprises on the US-China trade talk front, or as regards Brexit, the market spotlight will shift to Japan at the end of the week.

07 Feb
UK government has no plans to review fracking regulations

The UK government has no plans to review regulations for fracking gas in the country, it said on Thursday after Ineos and Cuadrilla complained this week about the rules hindering their work.

07 Feb
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Shaftesbury says no indication Lee to vote against board reappointments

A day ahead of its AGM, West End property group Shaftesbury insisted that it has received no direct communication from shareholder Samuel Tak Lee, who was said to be planning on voting against the re-election of the company's bosses.

07 Feb
A 'sizeable distance' remains in US-China trade talks, Kudlow says

There remains "a sizeable distance" to go in US-China trade talks, US National Economic Council director, Larry Kudlow, said.

07 Feb
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UK govt admits return of mobile roaming charges in no-deal Brexit

Britons face a return to exorbitant mobile phone roaming charges if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal, the government admitted on Thursday.

07 Feb
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FTSE 100 movers: Compass charges higher; Tui hit by earnings downgrade

London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 7% to 7,123. 18 in afternoon trade on Thursday as investors mulled over a dovish policy announcement from the Bank of England.

07 Feb
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FTSE 250 movers: Petrofac plunges, Beazley beats expectations

London’s FTSE 250 was down 1. 02% at 18,878. 36 in afternoon trading on Thursday, with big falls for Petrofac and Cranswick dragging the index downwards.

07 Feb
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Ocasio-Cortez reveals outline for new climate change deal

Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez released the outline of the 'Green New Deal' on Thursday, a plan to fight climate change while dealing with economic and racial injustice.