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18 Dec
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Consumer confidence improves with vaccine rollout - survey

UK consumer sentiment picked up in time for Christmas after the government started vaccinations against Covid-19, a survey showed.

17 Dec
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Friday preview: Brexit talks, UK retail sales in focus

The focus at the end of the week will continue to be on talks between Brussels and London to thrash out a deal, even as investors keep an eye on proceedings on Capitol Hill as lawmakers try to agree on another much-needed fiscal stimulus package.

17 Dec
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Europe close: Stocks continue to meander higher

European shares finished mostly higher on Thursday and near 10-month highs as hopes of a US stimulus package lifted investor sentiment, alongside moves to speed up Covid-19 inoculations on the continent and potential progress on a Brexit deal.

17 Dec
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London close: Stocks finish mixed as Sunak extends furlough, loan schemes

London stocks finished in a mixed state on Thursday, as investors digested the extension of Covid-19 assistance from the Chancellor, and mulled the latest policy announcement from the Bank of England.

17 Dec
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DeepMatter signs three-year deal with Thieme Chemistry

Chemistry digitisation company DeepMatter has signed a three-year contract with Thieme Group subsidiary Thieme Chemistry, it announced on Thursday, for the supply of technical data services and access to its proprietary algorithms.

17 Dec
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UK Oil & Gas to launch appeal against Surrey County Council

UK Oil & Gas announced on Thursday that, following detailed consultations with its legal counsel and planning advisers, it would now launch an appeal against Surrey County Council's 15 December decision to refuse planning consent for its wholly-owned Loxley gas appraisal project.

17 Dec
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Global Petroleum makes good progress with Namibia licence

Global Petroleum updated the market on licence PEL0094 in Namibia on Thursday, reporting that the interpretation of the seismic data recently acquired, notably the 2D seismic data over the “relatively under-explored” eastern part of the licence, was progressing well.

17 Dec
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Director dealings: Londonmetric chairman lowers stake

Londonmetric revealed on Thursday that chairman Patrick Vaughan had disposed of 500,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed property company.

17 Dec
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Caledonia enters option agreement over another Zimbabwe property

Caledonia Mining has entered into another option agreement for an area in Zimbabwe, in addition to the Glen Hume area it was already in an option agreement over, it announced on Thursday.

17 Dec
Broker tips: Tesco, Bunzl, WPP, Gresham House

Tesco will be the winner with price cuts set to be a major theme for grocers in 2021, Morgan Stanley said as it increased its price target for Tesco shares.

17 Dec
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IronRidge acquires 100pc of Bodite and Bianouan licences

Africa-focussed IronRidge Resources announced on Thursday that it has completed the acquisition, with Major Star, of 100% of the Bodite and Bianouan gold licences.

17 Dec
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Mulberry slumps as Frasers says it has no intention to make a bid

Mulberry shares tumbled on Thursday afternoon after Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group said it does not intend to make an offer for the luxury handbag maker.

17 Dec
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FTSE 250 movers: Signature surges on Blackstone talks; Britvic fizzes lower

London’s FTSE 250 was up 1. 1% at 20,323. 77 in afternoon trade on Thursday.

17 Dec
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US open: Stocks in the green early as traders await stimulus update

Wall Street stocks were in the green after the opening bell on Thursday as market participants continued to look for any potential developments in stimulus talks and thumbed over some key data releases.

17 Dec
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British Airways drops 15 long-haul destinations from 2021

British Airways has cancelled over 15 long-haul routes starting from 2021 as travel demand falls amid the coronavirus pandemic.

17 Dec
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BofA stays at 'buy' for Serco, spies upside from Brexit and global defence

Analysts at Bank of America stood by their 'buy' recommendation for shares of Serco following the outsourcer's pre-close update.

17 Dec
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Thursday broker round-up

Yellow Cake: Berenberg reiterates buy with a target price of 300p.

17 Dec
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Sunrise begins extracting 500-ton pozzolan sample

Sunrise Resources has started extraction of a large bulk sample of natural pozzolan from its CS Pozzolan-Perlite Project in Nevada, it announced on Thursday.

17 Dec
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Chancellor extends furlough, business loan schemes

The government’s furlough scheme has been extended to the end of April 2021, the Chancellor announced on Thursday, with the government continuing to contribute 80% towards wages.

17 Dec
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Bank of America upgrades WPP on new targets

Bank of America upgraded WPP to 'neutral' and increased its price target after the advertising company set out new growth targets.

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