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19 May
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Friday preview: Fed speak, US debt ceiling in focus

Financial markets' focus at the end of the week would continue to be on the US central bank.

19 May
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UK consumer confidence continues to recover in May - GfK

UK consumer confidence continued to recover in May despite record-high food prices, according to a long-running survey released on Friday.

18 May
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US close: Stocks rise on corporate earnings, debt ceiling chatter

Wall Street's major indices all closed in positive territory on Thursday, buoyed by a strong round of corporate earnings and an influx of economic data.

18 May
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Europe close: Dax notches up fresh 1-year high

European stocks gained on Thursday, riding an upbeat Wall Street session on hopes that a deal to resolve the US debt ceiling dispute was close.

18 May
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London close: Stocks rise as US debt ceiling hopes simmer

London's stock markets ended Thursday's trading session on a positive note, buoyed by optimism around a potential deal to raise the US debt ceiling.

18 May
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Energean shares fall on production guidance cut

Eastern Mediterranean gas producer Energean cut production guidance and said it expected to make a final investment decision on its Olympus fields off Israel by the end of this year.

18 May
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Aston Martin shares motor as China's Geely invests £234m

Chinese auto group Geely has committed to invest £234m Aston Martin Lagonda to become its third-largest shareholder, sending shares in the UK in luxury car maker racing ahead on Thursday.

18 May
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FTSE 100 movers: Convatec rallies; BT under the cosh

London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 3% at 7,746. 41 in afternoon trade on Thursday.

18 May
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US open: Stocks mostly higher after jobs and factory readings

Stocks on Wall Street were mixed but regaining ground following the release of better-than-expected readings on the jobs market and factory activity.

18 May
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McCarthy says vote on debt ceiling increase or suspension may come during following week

Lawmakers in the US may vote on a deal to lift or suspend the government's debt ceiling as soon as the following week, a top Republican said.

18 May
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Kibo Energy reports progress on Mbeya Power Project deal

Shares in renewable power developer Kibo Energy surged on Thursday, after it updated the market on its Mbeya Power Project (MPP).

18 May
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Fed's Logan doesn´t see enough reasons yet for a rate pause in June

A top US central bank official cast her ballot in favour of a further rate hike at the Federal Reserve's 14 June meeting.

18 May
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Cornish Metals makes progress at South Crofty Tin Project

Cornish Metals reported significant progress on the South Crofty Tin Project in Cornwall in an update on Thursday, as it worked on the mine water treatment plant and re-access work on the NCK shaft.

18 May
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Broker tips: M&S, Mitchells & Butlers, AMS

Citi downgraded its stance on Marks & Spencer on Thursday to ‘neutral’ from ‘buy’ and trimmed the price target to 170p from 175p.

18 May
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Director dealings: CLS deputy chair linked to £1.8m buy, Experian non-execs invest

CLS Holdings was at the top of the list of FTSE 350 director buys on Thursday, after a £1. 8m purchase was linked to its deputy chairman.

18 May
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Weekly US jobless claims drop by more than expected

The number of people filing for jobless claims dropped by more than expected during the previous week.

18 May
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Jefferies hikes target for Mitchells & Butlers, expects 'material' market share gains

Analysts at Jefferies hiked their target price for shares of Mitchells & Butlers in light of the "robust" momentum in the pub owner's sales and given the prospect that cost pressures would abate.

18 May
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Premier Foods lifts dividend as full-year profits jump

Mr Kipling and Oxo owner Premier Foods lifted its dividend on Thursday and posted a jump in full-year profits despite a "challenging" environment, as hard-up consumers stocked up on instant noodles.

18 May
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MyHealthChecked to launch home health tests with Boots

Home health test developer MyHealthChecked announced on Thursday that it has signed an agreement with Boots UK - a division of Walgreens Boots Alliance - to introduce an expanded range of at-home self-testing products into Boots chemists.

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