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FTSE 100 movers: Housebuilders slump on Budget; StanChart rallies

London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 5% to 7,447. 38 in afternoon trade on Wednesday, as investors digested Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget.

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US initial jobless claims drop a little more than expected

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell a touch more than expected last week, according to data from the Labor Department.

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Breedon revenues jump 56% in 10 months

AIM-listed Breedon said on Wednesday that it delivered "another solid performance" in the 10 months to the end of October, with both volumes and revenue ahead of the previous year.

London midday: Stocks push up ahead of Budget; Kingfisher and Reckitt lead pack

London stocks had extended gains by midday on Wednesday as investors sifted through corporate releases ahead of the Autumn Budget.

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US pre-open: Stocks to nudge up ahead of FOMC minutes

US futures pointed to a marginally firmer open on Wall Street on Wednesday following record highs in the previous session, as investors looked to the minutes of the latest FOMC meeting.

SSP full-year profit up, announces £100m special dividend

SSP reported a rise in full-year profit on Wednesday as it announced a special dividend of around £100m, but said that like-for-like revenue growth next year is expected to drop slightly.

Biffa swings to first-half profit, declares maiden dividend

Waste management company Biffa, which floated last year, reported a rise in interim revenue on Wednesday as it swung to a profit and reaffirmed its expectations for the full year.

Charles Stanley warns over regulatory changes

Wealth manager Charles Stanley posted a jump in interim profit on Wednesday but cautioned that it may struggle to meet current market expectations if it does not see a higher level of trading activity or other revenue increases in the second half.

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Finsbury Food says trading in line, revenue up 4% in first four months

Cake and bread manufacturer Finsbury said on Wednesday that trading in the first four months of the year has been in line with expectations.

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ScS hails strong start to the year

Sofa and flooring retailer ScS said on Wednesday that it has made a good start to the year.

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Quiz posts 35% jump in revenue in first results since IPO

In its first trading update as an AIM-listed company, fashion brand Quiz reported a 35% jump in interim revenue, driven by growth across all of its channels.

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London open: Stocks edge up ahead of Budget; Thomas Cook tanks

London stocks edged tentatively higher in early trade on Wednesday as investors sifted through corporate releases ahead of the Autumn Budget.

Countryside Properties operating profit, completions up amid strong demand

Housebuilder and regeneration partner Countryside Properties posted a rise in annual operating profit on Wednesday as revenue and completions grew amid strong demand.

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London pre-open: Stocks to nudge up ahead of Autumn Budget

London stocks were set to nudge up at the open on Wednesday as investors eyed the Autumn Budget.

Wednesday newspaper round-up: Uber hack, Hinckley Point, LSE

Uber concealed a massive global breach of the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers in October 2016, failing to notify the individuals and regulators, the company acknowledged on Tuesday. Uber also confirmed it had paid the hackers responsible $100,000 to delete the data and keep the breach quiet, which was first reported by Bloomberg. – Guardian.

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FTSE 250 movers: SIG rallies after update; Aggreko runs out of power

London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 4% to 19,950. 98 in afternoon trade on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to the Autumn Budget the following day.

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Sports Direct secures new, increased loan facility

Retailer Sports Direct said on Tuesday that it has entered into a new revolving credit facility which replaces its existing facility and is valid for four years, with an option to extend by a year.

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US existing home sales rise more than expected in October

Sales of US existing homes rose more than expected in October, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

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Derwent London secures planning permission for two West End projects

Derwent London has secured planning permission from the City of Westminster for two projects totalling 443,000 square feet.

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De La Rue revenue rises as currency business performs well

Banknote manufacturer De La Rue reported a rise in first-half revenues and profit on Tuesday on the back of strong growth in the currency business.