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14 Aug
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FX round-up: Pound finds a bid in risk-off session

The pound was buoyed on Wednesday by a stronger-than-expected reading on July consumer prices, despite the generally risk-off mood in markets.

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Commodities: Oil and copper futures fall on growth worries

Commodity prices gave back most of the prior session's gains amid a darkening outlook for economic growth, with weakness in energy futures the main culprit.

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Thursday preview: US economic data, Kaz Minerals in the spotlight

The economic focus on Thursday will be firmly on the US, where a slew of economic data is set for release.

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Jefferies raises earnings forecasts for 'buy' rated BT

Analysts at Jefferies took a fresh look at BT on Wednesday, upping their earnings estimates for the British telco giant despite some "tough" second quarter comparatives.

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Broker tips: Polypipe, GVC Holdings

Analysts at Deutsche Bank kicked off coverage of Polypipe with a recommendation to 'hold' and 445. 0p target price, highlighting the company's dominant position in the space.

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Europe close: Stocks clobbered by weak data

Stocks across Europe finished the Wednesday session deep in the red, failing to follow-through on the previous session's gains after the release of data confirming that Germany's economy shrank during the second quarter and showing much weaker than forecast activity in China, including industrial output running at a 17-year low.

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London close: Weak data and trade tensions hit stocks

London stocks finished sharply lower on Wednesday as the latest inflation data boosted the pound, even as weak economic data released in China and Germany pointed to slower growth ahead and a top US official reportedly downplayed talk of a thaw in US-China trade relations.

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Pelosi says trade deal with UK not possible if Good Friday accord compromised

House speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Wednesday that a trade deal between the US and the UK will not happen if the Good Friday accord is compromised.

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Heathrow strikes for next week postponed

Heathrow announced on Wednesday that the strikes scheduled for 23 and 24 August have been postponed.

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Berenberg reiterates 'buy' rating on GVC following 'strong' trading update

Analysts at Berenberg reiterated their 'buy' rating and slightly lowered their target price on gaming giant GVC Holdings from 1,130p to 1,100p on Wednesday, but said following the group's "recent strong trading update" it was envisaging "numbers that meet expectations" when the company reported the next day.

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Director dealings: Burford Capital's deputy chairman ups stake

Burford Capital revealed on Wednesday that deputy chairman Hugh Wilson had purchased 29,410 in the embattled funding giant.

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US open: Stocks turn in heavy losses at the bell as trade tensions remain firmly in focus

Wall Street stocks turned in heavy losses at the opening bell on Wednesday, driven by much weaker than expected economic data out of China and a report that Washington was not in fact easing back in its trade war with Beijing.

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Deutsche Bank starts Polypipe at 'hold', highlights competitive advantages

Analysts at Deutsche Bank kicked off coverage of Polypipe with a recommendation to 'hold' and 445. 0p target price, highlighting the company's dominant position in the space.

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FTSE 250 movers: Sports Direct slumps; Balfour Beatty surges on results

London's FTSE 250 was down 1. 3% at 18,757. 63 in afternoon trade on Wednesday as recession fears rocked markets.

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FTSE 100 movers: Admiral rallies on results; TUI drops again

London's FTSE 100 was down 1. 5% at 7,144. 15 in afternoon trade on Wednesday, with investors in risk-off mode as inverted yield curves in the US and UK sparked recession fears.

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Johnson accuses MPs, EU of 'terrible collaboration' on Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday accused MPs and the European Union of a “terrible collaboration” in trying to block Brexit .

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Equals Group confirms £16m fundraise for growth and acquisitions

Equals Group was forced to respond to press speculation with regard to capital raise on Wednesday, confirming it was in the “advanced stages” of conducting a fundraising in the region of £14m at a price of 110p per ordinary share.

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Thor Mining wins R&D grant from Australian government

Thor Mining announced the receipt of AUD 222,512. 51 (£124,333. 32) on Wednesday, by way of a research grant from the Australian Government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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Gfinity to shutter Australian operation in November

Esports solutions provider Gfinity announced on Wednesday that its Australian joint venture, Gfinity Esports Australia, would close at the end of November.

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Quadrise signs cooperation agreement with Merlin Energy Resources

Quadrise Fuels has signed a memorandum of understanding with Merlin Energy Resources, an upstream oil and gas consultancy specialising in geological and geophysical exploration and production-related services, it announced on Wednesday.