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12 Feb
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US open: Stocks trade higher as lawmakers reach tentative deal to avert shutdown

Wall Street trading got off to a positive start at the open on Tuesday as investors welcomed news of a tentative deal to avert another government shutdown.

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Bezant Resources pleased with optimisation study results

Copper-gold exploration and development company Bezant Resources updated the market on the results of an independent study assessing the optimisation of potential future mine development for its Mankayan copper-gold project, located on the Island of Luzon in the Philippines, on Tuesday.

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Draper Esprit completes acquisition of shares in two funds

Technology venture capital company Draper Esprit confirmed the completion of two acquisitions on Tuesday, of shares in both the EB IV and DEF funds.

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The Panoply buys GreenShoot Labs for up to £7.35m

Technology services company, The Panoply, has announced the acquisition of GreenShoot Labs - a provider of enterprise digital solutions using applied Artificial Intelligence and conversational interfaces - for up to £7. 35m.

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Nissan cuts profits forecast as global car sales fall

Japanese car giant Nissan has taken a ¥9. 2bn (£65m) charge and slashed full-year profit forecasts as it continues to manage the fallout from the arrest of former chairman Carlos Ghosn.

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Credit Suisse cuts rating on Spire Healthcare

Credit Suisse has downgraded its recommendation on Spire Healthcare, citing concerns about group's ability to grow private patient sales and softer NHS revenues.

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British union calls on HMRC to investigate TGI Fridays

Unite is to complain to the UK tax authorities about restaurant chain TGI Fridays, the trade union said on Tuesday.

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Tuesday broker round-up

Polymetal International: JP Morgan upgrades to neutral with a target price of 880p.

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Sector movers: Autos and electricity lead gains

The automobiles and parts sector was driving gains on Tuesday, while certain utilities were higher as another energy supplier lifted prices.

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Indian watchdog looking into Google following accusations of abuse

The Competition Commission of India has spent the last six months looking into accusations that Google has abused the Android mobile operating system to block its rivals.

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Kodal Minerals upbeat on latest assay results from Bougouni

Mineral exploration and development company Kodal Minerals reported the receipt of final assay results for the drilling completed at its 450 square kilometre Bougouni Lithium Project in Southern Mali on Tuesday.

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Treasury committee urges Chancellor to allow RPI fix

MPs have urged official statisticians to ask for permission from the Chancellor to fix the "flawed" retail price index, which has led to train tickets and student loans growing by higher rates of inflation.

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Europe midday: Early gains stick as investors wait for news from abroad

Stocks across the Continent are holding onto their early gains, buoyed by news of a possible breakthrough on the Hill that might allow the US to avoid another partial government shutdown.

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Redx Pharma reveals promising data on 'ROCK2' compound

Drug discovery and development company Redx Pharma announced promising preclinical efficacy data for its lead selective ‘ROCK2’ compound on Tuesday.

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Call for social media company fines for child protection failures

The children’s charity NSPCC have called for social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram or Twitter to be fined up to £17. 5m or charges of corporate manslaughter over their failure to protect children from harmful content.

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Tlou Energy completes first Lesedi well pod

Tlou Energy successfully completed the drilling of the its first development pod at its coal bed methane project in Botswana on Tuesday.

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Peppa Pig World of Play launches in America

Entertainment One has launched its first Peppa Pig attraction in the US, as part of the popular preschool TV character's ongoing global rollout.

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Twelve Catalan secessionists stand trial in Madrid

Twelve Catalan separatist leaders are being judged by Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday and face up to 25 years in prison for their roles in leading the failed secession drive.

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Russian and US foreign ministers to open Venezuela dialogue

Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US secretary of state Mike Pompeo will discuss the political situation in Venezuela on Wednesday, according to Lavrov.

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First Light aims to demonstrate fusion energy in 2019

First Light Fusion aims to demonstrate the creation of fusion energy by the middle of this year, after the Oxford-based company completed the building and initial testing of its unique pulsed power device.