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19 Feb
US close: Markets inch higher on hopes of trade deal

US stocks finished in the green on Tuesday, as investors digested the latest developments from US-China trade talks, which were resuming in Washington.

19 Feb
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May, Juncker to hold more Brexit talks in Brussels Wednesday

British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel to Brussels on Wednesday for more Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, officials said on Tuesday.

19 Feb
FX round-up: Pound gains amid reports 'Malthouse Compromise' might be dead

Sterling jumped on Tuesday, amid conflicting reports regarding the death of the so-called 'Malthouse Compromise' which called for the Irish backstop to be renegotiated or, failing that, for an orderly 'no deal' withdrawal.

19 Feb
London close: Share prices dip on pound strength, Brexit talks in focus

London equities slipped, as investors digested what analysts termed "strong" jobs data but disappointing results from HSBC and the pound snapped higher on reports that the so-called 'Malthouse Compromise', requiring Westminster to renegotiate the Irish backstop or pursue a managed 'no deal' withdrawal from the European Union, was now dead.

19 Feb
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Commodities: Copper clambers back atop 200-day moving average

Commodities moved higher as investors in the States returned from the long weekend and US-China trade talks got under way again in Washington D. C.

19 Feb
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Bernie Sanders to run for president in 2020

Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday that he will run again for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 US Presidential elections.

19 Feb
Europe close: Stocks in holding pattern as trade talks resume across the Pond

Stocks across the Continent managed to finish off their session lows, evem as investors tried to gauge the likely extent of the ongoing economic slowdown and waited for fresh headlines out of the trade talks between the US and China, which were again getting underway in Washington DC.

19 Feb
Europe midday: Stocks drop as investors assess damage from global slowdown

Stocks across the Continent are slipping lower as investors try to gauge the likely extent of the ongoing economic slowdown and wait for fresh headlines out of the trade talks between the US and China, which were set to resume later in the day, in Washington DC.

19 Feb
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Director dealings: TUI AG's Ebel buys-in

Tui executive Sebastian Ebel purchased 47,580 ordinary shares in the FTSE 100-listed travel outfit on Tuesday.

19 Feb
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Shore Capital admits to underestimating Greggs

Analysts at Shore Capital reiterated their 'hold' stance on Greggs on Tuesday, stating that the company continued to "materially outperform" their expectations.

19 Feb
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Jefferies stays at 'underperform' on StanChart ahead of full-year results

Analysts at Jefferies sounded a cautious note on shares of StanChart again on Tuesday, pointing to the declining trend in consensus estimates for the lender and the multiple hurdles that it was facing in terms of growing its revenues, which they said may necesitate a downgrade of management's expectations.

19 Feb
Indivior faces share loss as Supreme Court denies hold request

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday denied Indivior's request for it to put on pause a lower court's decision that opens the door for the launches of potential copycat versions of its biggest-selling drug.

19 Feb
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FTSE 250 movers: Plus500 plunge continues, Greggs on a roll

London's FTSE 250 was down 0. 32% in afternoon trading on Tuesday, with Plus500 continuing its plunge lower.

19 Feb
Wal Mart smashes expectations in banner holiday quarter

Wal Mart saw sales accelerate over the all-important holiday trading period as the US retail giant succeded in luring shoppers out from behind their computers and into its brick and mortar locations.

19 Feb
FTSE 100 movers: HSBC down, Micro Focus up

HSBC was a heavy weight around the FTSE 100's neck on Tuesday, while Ocado made a late rally.

19 Feb
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DotDigital's revenues spurred upward by US expansion

DotDigital Group climbed on Tuesday after reporting a jump in interim revenues and profits as new customer wins and its North American expansion fuel the company's progress.

19 Feb
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US open: Mixed trading at the bell following President's Day pause

US stocks opened on a mixed note as Wall Street trading began on Tuesday, with investors waiting on fresh headlines coming from the US-China trade talks which were set to resume in Washington later in the day.

19 Feb
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Kroger and Ocado choose sites for next two CFCs

Kroger and Ocado have chosen Central Florida and the Mid-Atlantic US as the two areas that will host their next two joint customer fulfillment centres.

19 Feb
Huawei founder says CFO arrest was politically motivated

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that America's arrest of his daughter, the company's Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated.

19 Feb
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1Spatial amends terms of Enables IT disposal

Geospatial software and solutions company 1Spatial has entered into an agreement to amend the terms of the share purchase agreement dated 14 March 2018, which related to the disposal of 80. 1% of the issued share capital of Enables IT Group to Champall Consultancy.