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13 Aug
Scotch whisky makers want government action on US tariffs

Scotch whisky makers in the UK have called for action from the government against the US tariffs imposed on imports.

13 Aug
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Thursday broker round-up

ASOS: Liberum upgrades to hold with a target price of 5,000p.

13 Aug
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Europe close: Stocks finish weaker as Washington aims at Airbus

European shares closed in the red on Thursday, as investors pored over a surprise from the latest US jobless claims data, with Airbus hit by continuing tariffs from Washington.

13 Aug
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London close: Stocks finish weaker amid trade concerns

London stocks closed in negative territory on Thursday, with ex-dividends weighing heavily as hopes of further US stimulus faded and a trade dispute between the US and Europe dented sentiment, although the latest jobless figures out of the US did surprise.

13 Aug
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Friday preview: Eurozone GDP, US retail sales in focus

The eurozone will be front and centre of the economic agenda on Friday, as the second quarter GDP growth figures are set to be released mid-morning.

13 Aug
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Portmeirion acquires rest of Canadian operations

Homewares manufacturer Portmeirion Group has acquired the remaining 50% of Portmeirion Canada from Royal Selangor, it announced on Thursday, meaning it now owns 100% of the company.

13 Aug
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Provexis inks deal to acquire Fruitflow IP outright

Provexis has entered into an agreement to purchase the background and joint foreground blood pressure lowering intellectual property and patents for ‘Fruitflow’ from Inven2, the technology transfer office at the University of Oslo, for 11,500,000 new shares.

13 Aug
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FTSE 250 movers: Renishaw retreats on results; Watches of Switzerland sparkles

London’s FTSE 250 was down 0. 7% at 17,967. 84 in afternoon trade on Thursday.

13 Aug
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Immunodiagnostic Systems gets CE-mark for Covid-19 test

Immunodiagnostic Systems announced on Thursday that a new automated SARS-CoV-2 IgM assay has achieved CE-marking, and was now expected to be available for sale in the UK, the European Union and other countries in September.

13 Aug
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Director dealings: Wizz Air COO lowers stake

Wizz Air revealed on Thursday that chief operations officer Diederik Pen had disposed of 14,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed low-cost carrier.

13 Aug
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FTSE 100 movers: Ex-divs weigh; Spirax-Sarco bounces back

London’s FTSE was down 1. 3% at 6,198. 71 in afternoon trade on Thursday.

13 Aug
US jobless claims fall below 1m for first time since mid-March

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell below one million last week for the first time since mid-March as a Congress-approved weekly wage supplement expired.

13 Aug
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US open: Stocks mixed as jobless claims fall below 1 million

US stocks were mixed in early trade on Thursday as data showed initial jobless claims fell below 1 million for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic hit in mid-March.

13 Aug
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Broker tips: Asos, John Laing, Softcat

Liberum upped its stance on shares of online retailer Asos to ‘hold’ from ‘sell’ on Thursday following the company’s upbeat update a day earlier, hiking the price target to 5,000p from 2,450p.

13 Aug
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Condor Gold makes further progress at La India

Condor Gold said on Thursday that it has made “significant progress” meeting the terms of its environmental permit for the development and exploitation of gold from the La India open pit in Nicaragua.

13 Aug
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Directa Plus graphene mask found to be 'strong' in Covid-19 tests

Graphene producer Directa Plus announced on Thursday that its ‘G+’ graphene-enhanced facemask, branded ‘Co-mask’, has been confirmed as having “strong anti-viral properties” by a team at the department of neurosciences of the Catholic University of Rome, in conjunction with the Gemelli Hospital in Rome.

13 Aug
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Atalaya Mining revenues rise while earnings slide

Europe-focussed Atalaya Mining reported first-half revenues of €117. 73m (£106. 41m) on Thursday, rising from €94. 78m a year earlier.

13 Aug
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Wirecard to be ejected from Dax index

Wirecard will be ejected from the Dax index of leading German shares after a rule change enabling the scandal-ridden company's ejection.

13 Aug
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Study suggests 6% of Britons have had coronavirus

Around 3. 4m people in England, or 6% of the population, may have had coronavirus, according to a study by Imperial College.

13 Aug
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Berenberg downgrades Softcat, reiterates 'buy' on Computacenter

Berenberg downgraded its stance on IT infrastructure provider Softcat to ‘hold’ from ‘buy’ on Thursday as it highlighted an uncertain outlook.

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