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20 Nov
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Friday preview: UK retail sales, Sage in the spotlight

The focus in financial markets at the end of the week will be on the latest retail sales and public sector borrowing figures scheduled for release in the UK.

19 Nov
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Europe close: Rising Covid-19 infections drag on shares

European shares were lower at midday as investors fretted over rising coronavirus deaths in Japan, the US and on the Continent.

19 Nov
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Smurfit Kappa to tap markets for 650m euros to capitalise on growth opportunities

Smurfit Kappa has decided to raise funds in order to accelerate its investments and capitalise on the trends towards e-commerce and sustainable packaging for products, having identified between €1. 2-1. 4bn of investment opportunities to boost the group's competitive advantage.

19 Nov
London close: Stocks finish weaker as Covid concerns weigh

London stocks finished in the red on Thursday, as optimism over a potential Covid-19 vaccine was replaced by worries about rising cases, tightening restrictions and their impact on the economy.

19 Nov
Broker tips: EasyJet, Reckitt Benckiser, AstraZeneca

Analysts at Liberum hiked their target price for shares of EasyJet and upgraded their recommendation from 'hold' to 'buy' on the back of the budget airline's moves to rein in non-fuel costs.

19 Nov
WANdisco secures contract with South African financial group

Data company WANdisco has won a contract with a South Africa-based financial services group, it announced on Thursday, to migrate and manage data from on-premise to Amazon Web Services (AWS).

19 Nov
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Director dealings: MJ Gleeson director's trust lowers stake in firm

MJ Gleeson revealed on Thursday that North Atlantic Smaller Companies Investment Trust had disposed of 300,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed urban regeneration and land development outfit.

19 Nov
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NetScientific's ProAxsis appoints North American distributor

Life sciences, technology investment and commercialisation company NetScientific announced on Thursday that its portfolio company ProAxsis has appointed DiaPharma Group as the exclusive distributor of its portfolio of respiratory research assays for the key North America region.

19 Nov
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Mirada announces integration of Disney+ into platform

Digital television and broadcasting software company Mirada announced the integration of the ‘Disney+’ streaming service into its Iris multiscreen product on Thursday, and its deployment across Televisa's ‘izzi’ subscription television platform.

19 Nov
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Desperate Venezuelans resort to stealing crude oil amid shortages

Venezuelans have begun stealing crude oil from idled fields owned by state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela after months of shortages.

19 Nov
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Existing home sales jump past forecasts in October

Sales of second-hand homes in the States jumped past forecasts in October.

19 Nov
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Thursday broker round-up

easyJet: Liberum upgrades to buy with a target price of 1,300p.

19 Nov
Fresnillo appoints Tomas Iturriaga as COO

Fresnillo has appointed Tomás Iturriaga as its chief operating officer with immediate effect.

19 Nov
Philly Fed factory index holds up better than expected in November

Manufacturing sector activity in the US mid-Atlantic region was holding up better than expected in November, the results of a closely-followed survey revealed.

19 Nov
FTSE 250 movers: Investec falls after results; Serco gains

London’s FTSE 250 was down 1% at 19,501. 42 in afternoon trade on Thursday.

19 Nov
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Immotion raises £1m to grow in-home offering

Virtual reality (VR) entertainment company Immotion Group announced a placing and a subscription of new shares to raise £1m on Thursday, to strengthen its balance sheet and provide funds to accelerate the growth of its in-home product ‘Let's Explore’.

19 Nov
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US open: Futures mixed as rising Covid-19 cases offset positive vaccine headlines

Wall Street stocks were mixed at the bell on Thursday as more positive vaccine news was obscured by the ever-growing number of fresh Covid-19 cases across the US and a surprise increase in jobless claims.

19 Nov
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Invinity signs two new vanadium flow battery deals

Vanadium flow battery (VFB) manufacturer Invinity Energy Systems has entered into a contract with GRID Alternatives, it announced on Thursday, to deliver a 0. 5 MWh VFB to a site in California.

19 Nov
Zephyr Energy begins remediation work at Paradox well

Rocky Mountains-focussed oil and gas company Zephyr Energy updated the market on its project in the Paradox Basin in Utah on Thursday, where it was preparing to spud the 'dual-use' State 16-2 well before the end of the year.

19 Nov
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FTSE 100 movers: Johnson Matthey weaker after results; Halma rallies

London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 7% at 6,338. 73 in afternoon trade on Thursday.