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13 May
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Trump warns China not to retaliate as trade war escalates

Tensions between Washington and Beijing were put in sharp focus on Monday after a series of tweets by Donald Trump aimed at Chinese counterpart President Xi.

13 May
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Asia report: Markets fall after US-China trade talks flounder, yen pops higher

Most Asian markets fell on Monday after US President Donald Trump more than doubled its tariffs on $200bn of Chinese goods, from 10% to 25%, following the two countries' failed attempt to conclude a trade agreement at the end of last week.

13 May
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Quadrise Fuels gushes higher after signing Chinese agreement

Quadrise Fuels (QFI) shot up on Monday after entering into a memorandum of understanding with API POLY-GCL Alliance Limited work together on an exclusive basis to pursue commercial opportunities involving the production and supply of MSAR fuel in China.

13 May
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UK high street vacancies rate rises to highest in 4 years

The national town centre vacancy rate hit 10. 2% in April, reaching its highest level since 2015, revealed the latest analysis from the British Retail Consortium.

13 May
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Citi ups M&S to 'buy', says investment case is 'evolving'

Citi upgraded its recommendation on Marks & Spencer shares to buy' from 'neutral' on Monday, as it argued that the investment case is "evolving".

13 May
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Metro Bank says equity raising is well advanced

Metro Bank said its plans to raise £350m of equity capital were well advanced after the bank was forced to reassure customers their money was safe.

13 May
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Bitcoin climbs past $7,000 and hits nine-month high

Bitcoin has climbed past $7,000, reaching its highest price since September on the back of an extended rally that has seen it surge by more than $1,000 over the weekend.

13 May
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US pre-open: Futures point to heavy losses at the opening bell

US stocks looked set to open significantly lower on Monday with futures pointing to triple digit losses at the bell.

13 May
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Goldman Sachs slashes price target for Man Group

Goldman Sachs has downgraded its rating on Man Group and cut 2019 earnings forecasts, over concerns about the strength of the market and the firm's portfolio.

13 May
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CyanConnode slashes loss after revenue surge

CyanConnode Holdings dropped on Monday despite improved revenues and a reduction in losses, as the company warned that it remains vulnerable as regards its funding requirements.

13 May
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Ascent Resources revenue more than doubles

Ascent Resources more than doubled annual revenue and reduced its loss as the oil and gas company increased production.

13 May
European Commission fines AB InBev €200m

Anheuser-Busch InBev, the world’s largest brewer, has been fined €200m for breaching European Union antitrust rules.

13 May
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London midday: Stocks nudge lower as Vodafone slumps on dividend concerns

London stocks had nudged a little lower by midday on Monday as Sino-US trade talks remained deadlocked, with Vodafone under pressure amid dividend concerns but overall losses capped by gains in the energy sector.

13 May
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Paddy Power Betfair secures £250m loan facility

Paddy Power Betfair has agreed an additional £250m loan facility, the bookmaker announced on Monday.

13 May
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Saudi Arabia reports attacks on two of its oil tankers

Saudi Arabia reported attacks on two of its oil tankers off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in a sign of rising tension in the Middle East.

13 May
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Dignity hit by drop in deaths, warns over full-year profit

Funeral services provider Dignity posted a drop in first-quarter profit and revenue on Monday following a drop in the number of deaths, as it warned over its full-year profit.

13 May
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Vodafone shares struggle on prospect of dividend cut

Vodafone’s shares fell in morning trading on Monday, as speculation mounted that the mobile phone giant was gearing up to cut its dividend, currently one of the highest in the FTSE 100.

13 May
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UK MPs say banks putting poor, elderly at risk with branch closures

Britain's banks are putting the elderly and poor at risk through increasing branch closures, a powerful commons committee said on Monday.

13 May
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Intu Properties knocked lower by JPMorgan downgrade

Shopping centre owner Intu Properties slumped on Monday as JPMorgan Cazenove downgraded its rating on the stock to 'underweight' from 'neutral' and cut the price target to 94p from 116p saying there was more downside from here.

13 May
United Utilities appoints chairman designate as McAdam plans to step down

United Utilities said on Monday that David Higgins will take on the role of chairman designate at the end of the year as Dr John McAdam steps down.