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15 Sep
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Autumn redundancies in UK could exceed 700,000

The Covid-19 pandemic could lead to around 700,000 redundancies in the autumn of 2020, revealed the latest analysis from the Institute for Employment Studies.

14 Sep
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US close: Vaccine optimism and corporate dealmaking boost sentiment

Wall Street stocks closed higher on Monday as a raft of corporate deals and optimism around a Covid-19 vaccine led a broad market rally.

14 Sep
Europe close: Stocks end mixed despite gains for travel and leisure names

European stocks finished the session on a mixed note, despite news at the weekend that AstraZeneca has resumed the key clinical trial for the Covid-19 vaccine candidate that it's developing with the University of Oxford.

14 Sep
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Tuesday preview: Chinese activity data, Ocado in focus

Investors' attention on Tuesday will be on the People's Republic of China, where a raft of economic data are set for release.

14 Sep
London close: Stocks finish weaker amid tsunami of M&A news

London’s top-flight index closed below the waterline on Monday, despite a flurry of merger and acquisition news and Covid-19 vaccine hopes.

14 Sep
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Director dealings: Aviva CEO ups stake

Aviva revealed on Monday that chief executive Amanda Blanc had acquired 324,887 ordinary shares in the FTSE 100-listed savings, retirement and insurance business.

14 Sep
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Proteome Sciences announces new chief executive officer

Proteome Sciences announced on Monday that Dr Mariola Söhngen has been appointed as a director and its chief executive officer, taking up the position on 15 September.

14 Sep
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Broker tips: Ryanair, Premier Oil, John Wood Group

Liberum downgraded its stance on shares of budget airline Ryanair to ‘hold’ from ‘buy’ on Monday, as it said the stock was "best in class" but risks are balanced.

14 Sep
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Frontier IP portfolio firm Fieldwork gets another Innovate grant

Intellectual property investment company Frontier IP announced on Monday that Innovate UK has awarded its portfolio company Fieldwork Robotics an £84,000 continuity grant to accelerate the development of its agricultural robot technology during the Covid-19 pandemic.

14 Sep
Europe midday: Stocks off early highs despite vaccine hopes

European stocks have come off their earlier highs despite the boost to sentiment from Covid-19 vaccine hopes.

14 Sep
UBS and Credit Suisse exploring possible merger - report

Swiss lenders UBS and Credit Suisse are allegedly exploring a possible tie-up, in a move that would create one Europe’s biggest banks, it was reported on Monday.

14 Sep
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ByteDance rejects Microsoft offer for TikTok, partners with Oracle instead

Chinese tech company ByteDance has decided to reject Microsoft's bid to buy video app TikTok and partner with Oracle instead.

14 Sep
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Burberry teams up with Twitch to livestream fashion show

Luxury fashion brand Burberry said on Monday that it has teamed up with Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch to livestream its spring/summer 2021 fashion show.

14 Sep
Berenberg slightly lowers target price on John Wood Group

Analysts at Berenberg slightly lowered their target price on oilfield services provider John Wood Group from 300. 0p to 290. 0p on Monday.

14 Sep
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G4S rejects £3bn bid from Canada's GardaWorld

Security services firm G4S confirmed on Monday that it had rejected a hostile 190p a share bid from privately-owned Canadian rival GardaWorld, saying it "significantly" undervalues the business and dismissing it as "highly opportunistic".

14 Sep
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US open: Stocks go green on corporate deal news

Wall Street stocks opened higher on Monday amid a raft of corporate deals.

14 Sep
FTSE 250 movers: G4S surges on bid; Wetherspoons retreats

London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 4% at 17,621. 04 in afternoon trade on Monday.

14 Sep
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UK should become global leader in climate action - CBI

The UK should take more action in the fight against climate change and become a global leader on the matter, the CBI Director-General Carolyn Fairbairn will say on Monday.

14 Sep
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UK shares won't make up lost ground - Capital Economics

UK shares will not continue to underperform but they will fail to make up the ground lost to other countries, Capital Economics said as it cut forecasts for the FTSE 100 in 2020 and 2021.

14 Sep
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Think tank warns house prices could fall 14% in 2021

House prices could fall by as much as 14% next year, according to analysis by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, hurt by the long-term economic impact of Covid-19.