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22 Feb
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Tuesday preview: Ukraine-Russia crisis, HSBC in the spotlight

Geopolitics will continue to be front and centre after Moscow announced overnight its decision to recognise the independence of Ukraine's two breakaway republics and to deploy 'peacekeepers.

21 Feb
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Europe close: Stocks reel as Ukraine-Russia tensions rise, Russia's RTS walloped

European shares took a big hit at the start of the week with Russian issues coming under acute selling following a report, later denied by Ukrainian officials, that Russian military had destroyed two armoured personnel carriers on its territory.

21 Feb
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London close: Stocks weaker as Ukraine conflict looks more likely

London stocks finished the session in negative territory on Monday, as confusion abounded over whether US president Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin had agreed to a summit on Ukraine tensions.

21 Feb
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Bad weather hits half-term shopping - Springboard

UK retail footfall slumped last week after the severe weather kept shoppers at home, industry data showed on Monday.

21 Feb
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FTSE 250 movers: Petropavlovsk hit by Russia woes; Petershill gains

London’s FTSE 250 was down 1. 1% at 21,118. 40 in afternoon trade on Monday.

21 Feb
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Broker tips: Howden Joinery, NatWest, Morses Club

Analysts at Credit Suisse took a fresh look at kitchens and joinery products supplier Howden Joinery on Monday and said it remained "comfortable" with its ahead of consensus full-year pre-tax profit estimates for the firm.

21 Feb
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J.P. Morgan still 'bullish' on cyclicals, not sure growth offers opportunity

Equity strategists at J. P. Morgan reiterated their 'bullish' stance on cyclical areas of the market but warned clients away from growth stocks, telling them that current weakness in that space might not be an opportunity.

21 Feb
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FTSE 100 movers: AstraZeneca rallies on drug news; Evraz slumps again

London’s FTSE 100 was flat at 7,510. 85 in afternoon trade on Monday.

21 Feb
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Credit Suisse reiterates 'outperform' rating on Howden Joinery

Analysts at Credit Suisse took a fresh look at kitchens and joinery products supplier Howden Joinery on Monday and said it remained "comfortable" with its ahead of consensus full-year pre-tax profit estimates for the firm.

21 Feb
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Workers at ExxonMobil UK refinery ballot for action over pay

Britain’s largest oil refinery, owned by ExxonMobil, faces potential shut-downs as Unite union members ballot for strike action over pay.

21 Feb
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Director dealings: Morses Club CEO made £0.2m sale days before profit warning

Morses Club’s just-departed chief executive officer Paul Smith was at the top of the sellers’ list on Monday, as the company disclosed a £0. 2m sale on the same day it issued a major profit warning.

21 Feb
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ShoreCap puts Morses Club 'under review' after profit warning, CEO exit

Analysts at Shore Capital put their rating and target price on Morses Club under review on Monday following an unscheduled trading update from the lender, which included a profit warning and the sudden exit of its CEO.

21 Feb
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Berenberg reiterates 'buy' rating on NatWest

Analysts at Berenberg reiterated their 'buy' rating and 300. 0p target price on major retail and commercial bank NatWest on Monday as it said the group's earnings outlook was "bright".

21 Feb
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German economy likely to shrink in the first quarter - Bundesbank

The German economy is likely to shrink in the current quarter, the Bundesbank said on Monday, before rebounding in the spring.

21 Feb
Playtech CEO Weizer to team up with TTB on possible bid

Gambling software development company Playtech said on Monday that chief executive officer Mor Weizer plans to team up with Asia-based suitor TT Bond Partners (TTB) on a potential offer for the group.

21 Feb
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Finsbury Food posts record revenues but profits hit by rising costs

Speciality cake maker Finsbury Food reported a record first-half sales performance on Monday but said profits had been hit by inflation.

21 Feb
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88 Energy acquires 73pc interest in producing Texas assets

88 Energy announced the execution of a binding agreement for the acquisition of a 73% average net working interest in established conventional oil and gas production assets in the proven Permian Basin, onshore Texas on Monday.

21 Feb
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Rambler rises on latest diamond drilling at Ming mine

Copper and gold explorer, developer and producer Rambler Metals and Mining updated the market on its ongoing underground diamond drill programme at the Ming Copper-Gold Mine in Baie Verte, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada on Monday.

21 Feb
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China leaves cost of borrowing unchanged

China left two core benchmark interest rates unchanged on Monday, a move widely-expected following recent cuts.

21 Feb
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TfL gets funding extension as Tories continue to squeeze London mayor

Transport for London has been given a five-day extension to its funding package in the latest round of a battle between Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan and the Conservative government over financing the capital’s commuter operator.

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