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04 Oct
Bonds: US services PMI pushes traders to price-in further Fed rate cuts

These were the movements in some of the most closely-followed 10-year sovereign debt yields:.

03 Oct
Commodities: Soft Greenback after weak US services data softens blow to prices

Softness in the Greenback following the release of a key gauge of activity in America's services sector that some economists said was a "fair bit" below their forecasts helped to prop-up commodity prices across the board.

03 Oct
Europe close: Stocks eke out but a small bounce

Stocks on the Continent only managed to eke out but a small bounce on Thursday, after less severe than had been feared US trade tariffs on European luxury goods were offset by survey readings pointing to stalling euro area economic growth and that Germany might have fallen into recession in the third quarter.

03 Oct
Small cap round-up

ITM Power on Thursday reported a widened annual loss on the back of increased spending on research and development and for the production of prototypes, but confirmed a fundraise of as much as a £58. 8m via a so-called 'cornerstone' investment, a placing with institutional investors and an open offer, alongside a collaboration agreement with German chemicals giant Linde.

03 Oct
London close: Stocks take hit as factory weakness spreads to services

London stocks slipped lower still on Thursday, even as some economists said that the latest services data suggested that the UK economy had slipped into recession and data published in the US appeared to show that weakness in manufacturing was making its way into the rest of the American economy.

03 Oct
Friday preview: US September jobs report in focus

Friday will see the release of what is often referred to as the 'all-important' monthly non-farm payrolls data, due to the typically large influence that they have on the course of financial markets over the following month.

03 Oct
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US open: Stocks start lower following another batch of disappointing data

Stocks moved quickly lower at the start of trading on Thursday as investors played it safe ahead of the release of the Institute for Supply Management's closely-followed services sector gauge which in the event hit a three-year low.

03 Oct
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Broker tips: Ted Baker, CMC Markets

Analysts at Peel Hunt absolutely slashed their target price on fashion retailer Ted Baker from 950. 0p down to 500. 0p on Thursday following a far from "ordinary" profit warning from the group.

03 Oct
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Greencoat to invest in tomato greenhouses larger than the O2

Greencoat is set to invest £120. 0m in a project to build giant greenhouses that could be bigger than the O2 arena in London.

03 Oct
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YOLO Leisure and Technology investee falls into administration

YOLO Leisure and Technology on Thursday confirmed that its investee company, TVPlayer, had been placed into administration.

03 Oct
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Director dealings: Root Capital lowers stake in Keystone Law

Keystone Law revealed on Thursday that Root Capital Fund II, a trust in which non-executive director Simon Philips had an interest, had offloaded 1. 1m ordinary shares in the AIM-listed group.

03 Oct
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RBC Capital Markets upgrades CMC Markets to 'outperform'

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets upgraded their rating on shares of CMC Markets from 'speculative risk' to 'outperform' on Thursday following the group's first-half pre-close update.

03 Oct
US services sector activity slows more sharply than anticipated in September

Services sector activity in the States cooled more sharply than anticipated last month, amid a rapid decline in new orders and a slower pace of hiring, the results of a key survey showed.

03 Oct
ECB De Guindos calls for fiscal policy to be given a greater role

A top European Central Bank official called for fiscal policy to be assigned a greater role in the single currency bloc's policy mix and for the creation of a European fiscal policy capacity.

03 Oct
Diamond sales at Anglo's De Beers drop on the year

Anglo American said on Thursday that the value of rough diamond sales at its De Beers unit rose in eighth cycle of the year, but was down significantly on the previous year.

03 Oct
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FTSE 100 movers: Diageo rallies; ex-dividends weigh

London's FTSE 100 was down 1% at 7,053. 70 in afternoon trade on Thursday amid worries about slowing economic growth.

03 Oct
Frontier Smart Technologies to close Romanian operations

Frontier Smart Technologies Group on Thursday announced that it will close its Romanian operations following a review of its cost base and structure in light of the downturn in revenues.

03 Oct
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Ineos considering Seal Sands plant closure

Chemical plant Ineos said on Thursday that it could close its acrylonitrile plant at Seal Sands, Teesside.

03 Oct
FTSE 250 movers: Centamin slips, Finablr flies higher

London's FTSE 250 was down 0. 89% at 19,302. 96 in afternoon trade on Thursday, with Centamin leading the index lower.

03 Oct
Tissue Regenix extends dCELL technology with new DermaPure product

Regenerative medical devices company Tissue Regenix Group announced the launch of a product line extension ‘DermaPure Non-Oriented’ on Thursday, which it said was specifically tailored for the surgical and trauma markets, further expanding the reach of its flagship ‘dCELL’ technology product, ‘DermaPure’.