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11 Jun
Week ahead: Federal Reserve, UK employment in focus

The coming week's focus will be on the US central bank's policy meeting with investors keen to see whether and to what extent policymakers' bias towards continued easy policy has shifted - if at all.

11 Jun
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Europe close: Stocks end at record highs going into US Fed meeting

European shares hit record highs on Friday buoyed by the European Central Bank's decision the day before to increase its pace of asset purchases despite rising inflation.

11 Jun
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London close: Stocks end week on a high after decent GDP data

London stocks closed in positive territory on Friday, as investors digested encouraging UK GDP data.

11 Jun
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 ended the week 65. 02 points higher, closing at 7,134. 06 on Friday.

11 Jun
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Broker tips: Ashtead, Supreme, Auto Trader

Deutsche Bank downgraded its stance on shares of equipment rental firm Ashtead to 'hold' from 'buy' but lifted the price target to 5,108. 0p from 4,750. 0p as it argued the valuation is outstripping returns.

11 Jun
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Bigblu Broadband disposes of holding in Quickline

Bigblu Broadband announced on Friday that it had satisfied all conditions relating to the disposal of its holding in Quickline to funds managed by Northleaf Capital Partners, with the disposal completed on 10 June.

11 Jun
Zephyr Energy files for listing on US OTC market

Rocky Mountains-focussed oil and gas company Zephyr Energy announced on Friday that it is filing an application with the OTC Markets Group for its ordinary shares to be publicly cross-traded on the OTCQB market in the United States.

11 Jun
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Director dealings: Tandem chairman offloads 15,000 shares

Tandem Group revealed on Friday that chairman Stephen Grant had disposed of 15,000 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed sports and leisure products retailer.

11 Jun
US consumer sentiment improves in June

US consumer sentiment improved more than expected in June, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.

11 Jun
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US open: S&P 500 hits new record high despite hotter-than-expected CPI reading

Wall Street stocks traded higher early on Friday, with the S&P 500 pushing further into record territory.

11 Jun
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FTSE 250 movers: Sanne surges on offer; Domino's retreats

London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 5% at 22,729. 04 in afternoon trade on Friday.

11 Jun
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FTSE 100 movers: Halma heads higher; Ashtead hit by downgrade

London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 6% at 7,131. 27 in afternoon trade on Friday.

11 Jun
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Warpaint shares surge on 'encouraging growth'

Colour cosmetics specialist Warpaint London said on Friday that trading in the year-to-date had been “encouraging”, with brand sales in the UK for the first five months up 64% year-on-year, and up 18% over 2019, before the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic.

11 Jun
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US pre-open: Futures higher following yesterday's hotter-than-expected inflation CPI print

Wall Street futures were in the green ahead of the bell on Friday after the S&P 500 closed at a fresh record high in the previous session.

11 Jun
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Avacta to sell rapid Covid-19 test in EU following registration

Diagnostics and cancer therapies developer Avacta Group has received notice of registration of its ‘AffiDX’ SARS-CoV-2 antigen lateral flow test in the European Union, allowing it to place the product on the market for professional use in all 27 countries of the EU.

11 Jun
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Osirium reports 'record' first and fourth quarters

Cloud-based cybersecurity technology vendor Osirium Technologies reported a 22% improvement in total recognised revenue in its final results on Friday, to £1. 43m.

11 Jun
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Mind Gym swings to statutory loss in pandemic year

Training consultancy Mind Gym reported an 18% decline in revenue in its full-year results on Friday, at £39. 4m, as its gross profit margin improved 7. 5 percentage points to 87. 4%.

11 Jun
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London midday: Stocks in the black after GDP reading

London stocks were in the black by midday on Friday as investors digested encouraging UK GDP data.

11 Jun
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Kibo Energy records wider losses for 2020

Africa-focussed Kibo Energy reported a loss after tax of £6. 42m in its 2020 results on Friday, widening from the £3. 9m loss it recorded in the prior year.

11 Jun
Europe midday: Stoxx hits record high as ECB pledges to maintain stimulus

European shares hit record highs by midday on Friday as investors were cheered by the European Central Bank's decision to increase the pace of asset purchases despite rising inflation.