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Good Energy launches electric vehicle charging technology

Good Energy Group on Wednesday launched One Point, an electric vehicle (EV) charging offering to help business install technology and secure available network capacity.

Berenberg lowers price target on Kenmare Resources following Q3 update

Over at Berenberg, analysts cut their price target on Irish mining company Kenmare Resources from 400p to 380p on Wednesday following the group's third-quarter results a day earlier.

15 Oct
IMF slashes 2019-20 global GDP growth forecasts

The trajectory for global economic growth has shifted lower, according to the world's watchdog for financial stability.

15 Oct
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China wants to lower tariffs in order to hit target for US farm imports

China could need to roll-back some of its tariffs on US goods in order to meet its commitments to Washington to ramp up purchases of American agricultural goods over the following two years.

14 Oct
Commodities: Trader caution on US-China trade and weak Chinese import data drag

Commodities gave back some of the prior Friday's gains with traders cautious as analysts pointed out that things could still change for the worse over the next three to five weeks as US and China tried to put their mini-trade deal into writing.

14 Oct
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US lawmakers mull legislation in support of Hong Kong demonstrators

US lawmakers are this week set to vote on three bills that would support pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, as protests in the city intensify.

14 Oct
Berenberg raises Hochschild Mining to 'hold' following foray into rare earths

Analysts Berenberg upped their rating on British precious metals firm Hochschild Mining from 'sell' to 'hold' on Monday, stating the group's rare earths move was "a bit left-field", but "not a complete surprise".

14 Oct
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UK renewables generate more electricity than fossil fuels for the first time

Renewable energy sources provided more electricity in the UK than fossil fuels for the first time ever during the past quarter, revealed new research from Carbon Brief.

14 Oct
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Caledonia Mining maintains full year guidance despite missing Q3 targets

Caledonia Mining on Monday maintained full-year gold output guidance even after its third quarter production fell short of targets.

12 Oct
US and China reach partial trade agreement

Negotiators for the US and China appeared to make some headway in their trade talks on Friday, agreeing on the outlines of a preliminary deal that addressed some of Washington's grievances.

11 Oct
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Jefferies upgrades Rio Tinto to 'buy', praises strong cash flows

Analysts at Jefferies upgraded mining giant Rio Tinto to 'buy' on Friday, stating the group's strong free-cash-flow through the cycle should lead to a supportive dividend in weak markets and leverage to the upside in stronger markets, which in turn should provide a floor for the shares.

11 Oct
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Director dealings: Enquest chief executive ups stake

Enquest revealed on Friday that Double A, a discretionary trust in which the extended family of chief executive Amjad Bseisu has a beneficial interest, had acquired 763,835 ordinary shares in the petroleum exploration and production company.

10 Oct
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Berenberg raises price target on Polymetal following visits to Russian sites

Analysts at Berenberg upped their price target on precious metals group Polymetal to 1,160p from 1,070p on Thursday, telling clients that visits to the company's Albazino and Amursk sites in Russia had confirmed its investment case.

10 Oct
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No-deal Brexit could put Nissan's European branch at risk

Nissan said on Thursday that a no-deal Brexit leading to the imposition of WTO tariffs on exports could put its entire European arm at risk.

09 Oct
FX round-up: Volatility spikes as traders sift through Brexit headlines

Thursday proved to be a volatile session for sterling traders, despite the generally 'risk-on' backdrop in financial markets globally following reports that Beijing was still open to a limited trade deal.

09 Oct
Commodities: Oil futures relinquish gains ahead of trade talks, but gold wanted

Commodity prices were little changed come Thursday afternoon as traders waited on the result of the 13th round of US-China trade talks scheduled for over the next two days.

09 Oct
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Capital Economics raises 2020 Brent crude oil price forecast from $65 to $70

Analysts at Capital Economics bumped-up their forecast for the end-2020 Brent crude oil price on the back of their projections for continued restrained supply growth, "somewhat" stronger growth and improved risk appetite on the back of easier monetary policy.

09 Oct
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Erris Resources confirms mineralisation potential on new Norwegian permits

Erris Resources on Wednesday said it has confirmed mineralisation potential at gold projects covered by four new exploration permits in Northern Norway.

09 Oct
Investors mull impact of US Democrats win in 2020 elections

A Democratic victory in the next US presidential elections could turn into a 'big headache' for the oil majors on both sides of the Atlantic, analysts at Berenberg said.

09 Oct
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China urges US to scrap blacklist ahead of trade talks

China has “strongly urged” the US government to remove Chinese firms from its blacklist and to stop accusing them of breaching human rights laws ahead of trade negotiations scheduled for over the coming week.