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22 Sep
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US close: Stocks fall for third straight day in FOMC aftermath

Stocks on Wall Street fell for a third straight day on Friday in the aftermath of the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting after which the central bank indicated that rates will stay elevated for the foreseeable future.

22 Sep
Europe close: Stocks slip amid rate hike worries

European shares lower on Friday driven by fears over future rate rises in the wake of hawkish central bank comments this week, and preliminary eurozone survey data showing manufacturing activity continued to slow although output marginally improved.

22 Sep
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 ended the week down 27. 47 points, or 0. 36%, closing at 7,683. 91 on Friday.

22 Sep
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London close: Earlier gains wiped out as nerves set in

London's FTSE 100 had come off earlier highs to settle flat by Friday's close, in an underwhelming finish to a busy week full of interest-rate decisions and cautious comments from policymakers.

22 Sep
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US open: Wall Street stages slight bounce going into the weekend

US stocks were rebounding slightly on Friday, as investors looked for buying opportunities after the S&P 500 and Nasdaq both hit three-month lows during the previous session.

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US economic activity little changed in August, PMIs show

The pace of economic activity in the U. S. was little changed last month, the results of two surveys showed.

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Katoro Gold shares tank on funding fears

Katoro Gold lost almost a fifth of its market value on Friday after the Sub-Saharan Africa-focused miner warned that it could run out of money by the end of the month.

22 Sep
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FTSE 100 movers: Ocado attempts a rebound after sell-off

Ocado was the standout performer of the day as it attempted to rebound after heavy falls the previous session, with financial and mining stocks also putting in a decent performance.

22 Sep
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Director dealings: Accesso Technology CEO, non-exec chair invest in shares

Accesso Technology was on the list of director purchases on Friday after chief executive officer Steve Brown bought 12,500 shares on 21 September at a price of 637. 5p each.

22 Sep
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Journeo gets £2m order from Northern Transport Partnership

Transport information and technical services provider Journeo announced a £2m purchase order from the Northern Transport Partnership on Friday.

22 Sep
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Kodal Minerals makes progress on Bougouni Lithium Project

Lithium-focussed explorer and developer Kodal Minerals updated the market on its Bougouni Lithium Project in southern Mali on Friday, reporting steady advancement in the engineering work for the dense media separation (DMS) plant.

22 Sep
FTSE 250 movers: Ascential, Investec make gains on upbeat earnings

Investec on Friday said it expected to post higher earnings for the first half of the year, boosted by the now-completed merger of its UK wealth and investment business with Rathbones, higher global interest rates and growth in average lending books.

22 Sep
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Sutton Harbour seeking shareholder approval for apartment sale

Waterfront regeneration specialist Sutton Harbour Group confirmed the sale of an apartment in their ongoing 'Harbour Arch Quay' project on Friday.

22 Sep
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OptiBiotix to launch three brands with Boots

Life sciences company OptiBiotix Health announced a collaboration with major pharmacy and health retail chain Boots on Friday.

22 Sep
Rathbones deal, higher interest rates boost Investec H1

Investec on Friday said it expected to post higher earnings for the first half of the year, boosted by the now-completed merger of its UK wealth and investment business with Rathbones, higher global interest rates and growth in average lending books.

22 Sep
Broker tips: Mothercare, Dr Martens

Mothercare's forecast-beating annual results demonstrate "resilience and adaptability" according to Shore Capital, but that wasn't enough to change the broker's 'hold' rating.

22 Sep
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UK manufacturing sector sees output slip - CBI

The UK’s manufacturing sector continued to struggle in September, a survey showed on Friday, as higher costs weighed heavily.

22 Sep
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Dutch lenders fall after lawmakers back profits levy

Shares in Dutch banks fell on Friday after legislators voted in favour of higher taxes for lenders.

22 Sep
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Dr Martens' US turnaround could see shares recover, says Edison

Equity research firm Edison reckons that Dr Martens' recent share-price underperformance could reverse if the iconic footwear retailer has a successful turnaround of operational issues in North America.

22 Sep
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German business activity contracts through Q3 - PMI

German private sector business activity remained in contraction territory in the third quarter, according to Friday's HCOB flash composite purchasing managers’ index (PMI) output index.