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18 Jan
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Sector movers: China chips in, life insurers continue rally

Positive reports about Sino-US trade talks gave extra impetus to the market mood on Friday.

18 Jan
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RPC extends Apollo deadline again

Plastic packaging manufacturer RPC Group has for the fourth time pushed back the deadline for private equity firm Apollo Global Management to make a takeover offer.

18 Jan
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Rio Tinto surprises with copper production numbers

Rio Tinto confirmed that iron ore shipments were at the upper end of its guidance and copper production was ahead, but production for the former will be flat in 2019, with the latter expected to fall.

18 Jan
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Bonhill reports growth from US acquisition

Bonhill Group, the business publisher and events organiser, said it expected to beat market expectations for underlying growth over the nine months of its "full year".

18 Jan
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UK retail sales fall 0.2% in fourth quarter - ONS

UK retail sales weakened much more than expected at the end of last year, official figures revealed on Friday.

17 Jan
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London close: FTSE drips amid trade worries, pound rally

London stocks shivered lower on Thursday amid fresh concerns about global trade relations, worries about the domestic housing market and a late rally for the pound, but solid updates from the likes of Primark owner AB Foods and Sage Group helped to minimise losses.

17 Jan
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EasyJet likely to be flying lower than rivals, Barclays reckons

Barclays analysts predict that uncertainty around airline demand will be sky-high in 2019, with airlines also needing to battle fuel headwinds, with easyJet shares seen as most at-risk.

17 Jan
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Sector movers: Oil and housebuilders lead the downside

Food producers and the software and computer services sectors flattered to deceive as one leading light cast a reflected glory on their peers, while oil companies and housebuilders were more consistent in their slumps on Thursday trading.

17 Jan
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N Brown's online focus hits sales but margins hold up

N Brown, the plus size and mature-lady clothing retailer, reported weaker sales over the Christmas period as it strove to keep profit margins steady.

17 Jan
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Funding Circle grows revenues 50% in first year

Funding Circle enjoyed a strong finish to 2018, with revenues topping guidance from the peer-to-peer business lender's initial public offer in October.

17 Jan
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Whitbread begins £0.5bn share buyback as outlook clouds

Whitbread confirmed that profits are likely to remain flat for the next year but said it will begin buying back £500m worth of shares after completing the sale of Costa Coffee earlier than expected.

16 Jan
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Pound offers 'sizeable' potential from softer Brexit

The pound's reaction to Theresa May huge defeat in the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal was muted on Wednesday, with investors and analysts trying to decipher the political runes for the best way to make a buck.

16 Jan
TheWorks benefits from 'Squishies' trend but losses remain flat

Value retailer TheWorks reported flat adjusted losses for the first half of the year, but declared its first dividend payment since floating last summer and said sales momentum had continued in the second half.

16 Jan
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Sector movers: Resources a drag, life insurers continue rally

London's blue chip stocks were dragged into the red by oil companies and miners, while life insurers and Brexit-sensitive sectors such as retailers and housebuilders were noticeable on the upside.

16 Jan
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SSE not out of the woods yet, warns UBS

SSE is highly rated by analysts, but UBS downgraded the energy giant to 'neutral' on Wednesday as it is "not out of the woods yet".

16 Jan
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Official house prices fall for third successive month

UK house prices continued to subside toward the end of last year, according to the official Land Registry figures.

16 Jan
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UK inflation eases off to near 2yr low

UK inflation eased off at the end of last year, as expected, due to a fall in fuel prices and airfares.

16 Jan
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Tullow Oil production falls but seen rising in 2019

Tullow Oil revealed full year oil production fell 1% into the bottom half of its guided range, but said it expects to grow output 6-15% in 2019.

16 Jan
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Pearson pencils in at least 8% profit growth for 2019

Pearson expects full-year profits to come in just above the middle of its target range and guided to growth of 8-18% for 2019.