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13 Mar
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Commodities: Precious metals glitter amid retreat in risk appetite

Commodities found a bid on Tuesday, amid dollar weakness following an in-line print on consumer prices Stateside earlier in the session and a generally 'risk-off' tone in markets after the White House announced that the Secretary of State had been asked to step down.

13 Mar
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Russia won't respond to ultimatum until given access to substance used in poisoning

Russia wants access to the substance used to poison former spy Mr Skripal and his daughter on 4 March before it answers Theresa May’s ultimatum to give "a credible response" by the end of Tuesday or face consequences.

13 Mar
Palestinian prime minister survives bomb attack in Gaza

Ramdi Hamdallah has suffered a bomb attack on his convoy in his first visit to the Gaza strip in five months.

13 Mar
ECB needs to mind the risk of sharp rise in euro, Lane says

The European Central Bank needs to keep an eye out for the risk of an unexpected jump in the value of the single currency.

13 Mar
Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, CIA chief Pompeo set to replace him

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is out of the White House after a series of disagreements with President Donald Trump.

13 Mar
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Dugout buys News Corp platform to distribute sports content to Asia

Digital football business Dugout will launch a new South-East Asia business by acquiring the Ballball platform from News Corp.

13 Mar
US inflation rises in line with expectations in February

US inflation data for February came in as expected on Tuesday, no doubt helping to assuage concerns about rising inflation as investors try to gauge whether the Federal Reserve will hike rates three or four times this year.

13 Mar
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UK growth weakest in G20 as world economy strengthens, OECD says

The world economy is strengthening but Britain will have the weakest growth in the G20 in 2018, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said.

13 Mar
US small business confidence index beats forecasts in February

A widely-followed gauge of small business confidence picked-up last month amid expectations for higher real sales and improved economic sentiment.