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22 May
Stelios to ask board if easyJet is a going concern

EasyJet's founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou will ask the board whether the airline is a going concern and how many of its shares are controlled by Airbus at a shareholder meeting on Friday.

22 May
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Friday preview: UK retail sales, Burberry in focus

The market spotlight going into the bank holiday will remain on the UK, with a reading on retail sales for April is due out.

21 May
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US close: Stocks sink on jobless data, trade tensions

Wall Street stocks closed lower on Thursday as market participants digested another jobless report from the Department of Labor and news that the Senate had passed a bill that would make listings by Chinese firms on US exchanges more difficult led to fears of a ratcheting up in trade tensions between the world's two biggest economies.

21 May
US existing home sales plummet in April, but prices gain

Sales of second-hand homes slowed as expected last month, registering their largest one month drop since July 2010, yet prices continued to rise.

21 May
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London close: Stocks finish lower amid US-China concerns

London’s benchmark slipped back into the red in late trading on Thursday, having briefly broken above the waterline during the afternoon, amid growing tensions between the US and China, and after Whitbread announced a £1bn rights issue.

21 May
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Director dealings: Ebiquity interim CEO ups stake

Ebiquity revealed on Thursday that interim chief executive Alan Newman had acquired 100,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed media agency.

21 May
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Zinc Media still winning commissions, but activity falls

Television content producer Zinc Media Group described “good progress” on its transformation plan during the current Covid-19 pandemic on Friday, with £2. 5m of new business won since the lockdown began, and a “growing pipeline” of proposals which could be produced under social distancing rules across its television labels.

21 May
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Cohort ends year in line, still expects to pay dividend

Technology company Cohort updated the market on its financial year ended 30 April on Thursday, saying that with the benefit of a lower tax charge, it was expecting earnings per share to be in line with market expectations.

21 May
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Strategic Minerals completes 'important step' in reopening of Leigh Creek

Strategic Minerals announced on Thursday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Leigh Creek Copper Mine has lodged a draft programme for environment protection and rehabilitation (PEPR) with the South Australian government.

21 May
Broker tips: First Derivatives, Begbies Traynor, Experian

Analysts at Berenberg lowered their target price on consulting services firm First Derivatives from 2,750. 0p to 2,200. 0p on Thursday, stating the firm's underlying performance had become "worrying".

21 May
FTSE 250 movers: Pets at Home, Inchcape retreat after updates

London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 5% at 16,446. 41 in afternoon trade on Thursday.

21 May
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Midatech raises $2.6m through offering and private placing

Biotechnology company Midatech Pharma announced the closing of its registered direct offering of 1,818,182 American depositary shares (ADS), each representing five of its ordinary shares, at a price of $1. 65 per ADS on Thursday.

21 May
88 Energy releases more results from Charlie-1 appraisal well

88 Energy updated the market on operations at its recently-drilled Charlie-1 appraisal well on the North Slope of Alaska on Thursday, reporting the average API gravity of liquid hydrocarbon in the Torok Formation as around 50 degrees.

21 May
Anglo Asian prioritising work at five discoveries

Azerbaijan-focussed gold, copper and silver producer Anglo Asian Mining updated the market on its strategy on Thursday, saying it was prioritising discoveries identified by its current exploration to increase production and mine life.

21 May
Galileo takes over Botswana copper firm Crocus-Serv

Galileo Resources has completed the acquisition of Botswana-incorporated Crocus-Serv, it announced on Thursday, having satisfied the conditions under the heads of agreement.

21 May
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Beximco launches generic remdesivir for treatment of Covid patients

Generic drugs manufacturer Beximco Pharmaceuticals announced the launch of the antiviral drug remdesivir under the brand name ‘Bemsivir’ on Thursday.

21 May
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US open: Mixed start to trading following jobless data

Wall Street trading began on a mixed note on Thursday as market participants digested another jobless report from the Department of Labor.

21 May
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FTSE 100 movers: Rolls-Royce rallies; Whitbread slumps on rights issue

London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 3% at 6,086. 90 in afternoon trade on Thursday.

21 May
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Free antibody tests will be made available on NHS

The UK government announced that free coronavirus antibody tests will be made available on the NHS after stricking a deal with pharmaceutical firm Roche.

21 May
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Canaccord ups price target on Begbies Traynor

Canaccord Genuity has upped its price target on Begbies Traynor Group, arguing that a spike in insolvencies following the Covid-19 outbreak will boost earnings at the corporate restructuring specialist.