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08 Feb
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 ended the week up by 48. 96 points at 7,071. 18.

08 Feb
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Europe close: Stockmarkets end week on a down note

Stockmarkets across the Continent finished the week on a down note and near their session lows as investors digested news of a possible delay in trade talks between the leaders of the US and China and speculation that Washington might be set to slap tariffs on German cars.

08 Feb
Sector movers: Autos stall, property funds under surveillance

The auto sector and financials were the main brakes on the market as the week came to an end, while there were gains for bigger pharma and some larger housebuilders.

08 Feb
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Shaftesbury fundraising plans blocked by major shareholder

Property developer Shaftesbury reported some progress with its larger schemes at the start of its new financial year, but was later threatened with legal action by a dissatisfied major shareholder.

08 Feb
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London close: Stocks dip amid ongoing US-China trade angst

London stocks dipped at the end of the week, unable to make any headway amid fresh concerns about trade relations between the US and China and extending the heavy losses sustained during the previous session.

08 Feb
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Broker tips: Centrica, Travis Perkins, Land Securites

British Gas owner Centrica was under the cosh on Friday as Citi cut its stance on the stock to 'neutral' from 'buy' and trimmed the price target to 144p.

08 Feb
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Jeff Bezos accuses the National Enquirer of extortion

Jeff Bezos published a blog post on Thursday accusing the National Enquirer of trying to extort him by making intimate photos public unless he stopped investigating how other private photos and messages were obtained and whether the tabloid's reporting was politically motivated.

08 Feb
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Director dealings: DiscoverIE CEO lowers stake

DiscoverIE chief executive Nicholas Jefferies disposed of 6,683 ordinary shares in the London-listed customised electronics outfit.

08 Feb
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Friday broker round-up

Travis Perkins: RBC Capital Markets upgrades to outperform with a target price of 1,550p.

08 Feb
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Integumen shoots up on Labskin AI rollout

Integumen leapt on Friday as it announced the roll-out of its Labskin AI product, a cloud-based digital life science, automation management tool.

08 Feb
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Brooks MacDonald taps Numis head to take over as chairman

Investment manager Brooks MacDonald named Alan Caruthers as its new chairman on Friday.

08 Feb
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US open: Stocks open lower as trade relations weigh on sentiment, again

Wall Street trading began with losses on Friday as worries about global growth and trade relations between the US and China weighed on sentiment.

08 Feb
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BAE Systems wins contract to design next-generation Canadian frigate

BAE Systems has won the contract to design Canada's next-generation anti-submarine warfare frigate, a modified version of the Royal Navy's Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

08 Feb
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Superdry faces wholesale issues, Stifel downgrades

Superdry will have a problem with its wholesale sales in its new financial year, Stifel predicted as it downgraded the faux-Japanese fashion chain.

08 Feb
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FTSE 100 movers: Housebuilders gain but downgrade weighs on Centrica

London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 2% to 7,077. 70 in afternoon trade on Friday amid fresh concerns about Sino-US trade relations.

08 Feb
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Varadkar, May to discuss Brexit progress over dinner in Dublin

Theresa May was set to meet her Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Friday for an update on efforts to get the Brexit withdrawal deal amended.

08 Feb
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RBC Capital ups Travis Perkins to 'outperform' as it takes longer-term view

RBC Capital Markets upgraded its rating for builders' merchant Travis Perkins to 'outperform' from 'sector perform' on Friday, lifting the price target to 1,550p from 1,180p as it took a long view on the stock.

08 Feb
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Trump could sign order banning Chinese telecom equipment

President Donald Trump is said to be considering signing an executive order that will ban Chinese telecom equipment next week.

08 Feb
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FTSE 250 movers: Aston Martin stalls, Inmarsat takes off

London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 39% at 18,725. 45 in afternoon trading on Friday, as Jaguar Land Rover's poor results had a knock-on effect.

08 Feb
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CloudBuy losses narrow despite declining revenues

B2B buyer and supplier solutions provider CloudBuy saw revenues fall in its last trading year as legacy contracts dropped off.