FULL LIST OF STORIES
23 Nov
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Friday preview: UK lending, German Ifo, Fuller's results, Next enters Black Friday

Friday offers a relatively peaceful end to the week in the financial calendar, with UK mortgage numbers, Germany's Ifo business climate survey and US PMI surveys to sate macro fans, results from Fuller Smith & Turner and Future, while those with some early Christmas shopping may be more focused on Black Friday.

23 Nov
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Higher exports fuel bounce in UK car production

UK car production bounced back last month thanks to an increase in exports, the industry’s trade association revealed on Thursday.

23 Nov
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DS Smith, Just Eat and John Wood up for promotion in FTSE 100 reshuffle

Just Eat, DS Smith, Wood Group and Halma could gain a prestigious promotion to the FTSE 100 index in the quarterly reshuffle that will be decided next week.

23 Nov
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ONS confirms weak UK economic growth in third quarter

Britain was confirmed as the slowest growing G7 economy this year as gross domestic product figures were confirmed for the third quarter.

23 Nov
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Eurozone manufacturing and services PMIs fly higher in November

A new six-year year high for eurozone manufacturing and services sentiment pushed the single currency higher on Thursday morning, as the strengthening 'Euroboom' put the UK's low growth firmly in the shade.

23 Nov
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Millennial money worries push consumer confidence to two-year low

Financial worries among 'millennials' has pushed UK consumer confidence to a two-and-a-half-year low, according to new research.

23 Nov
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Rotork order growth accelerates in third quarter

Growth in customer orders sped up at Rotork in the third quarter as the industrial valves specialist benefited from continued improvement in upstream and downstream oil and gas markets.

23 Nov
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Severn Trent ups incentives guidance after 'great' first half

Severn Trent lifted its forecast for regulatory incentives after a strong first half of the year, where a solid increase in sales and good growth in underlying earnings prompted the water and waste supplier to hike the dividend 6. 2%.

22 Nov
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Budget: Planning probe spooks builders, mixed reaction for stamp duty cut

A range of new housing policies were proposed by Chancellor Philip Hammond in his Budget statement, including more funds for smaller housebuilder, a probe into potential holding of land by major housebuilders and a stamp duty cut for first-time buyers.

22 Nov
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Lebanon prime minister Hariri retracts resignation

Saad al-Hariri has revoked his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister, according to a local news report on Wednesday.

22 Nov
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Thursday preview: UK GDP, ECB minutes, results from Centrica, Cineworld, Severn Trent

Thursday's market volumes will be thinner as the US gets fatter on Thanksgiving, while the UK chews over the second reading for gross domestic product and likely further analysis of the Chancellor's Budget, while corporate results include Centrica, Severn Trent and Cineworld.

22 Nov
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Budget: New tax breaks aim to revive North Sea oil and gas producers

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced new tax breaks to encourage investment in North Sea oil and gas producers.

22 Nov
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Budget: Chancellor reveals 1.3% UK growth forecast for 2019, lower public debt

UK gross domestic product growth is expected to be even worse than expected in coming years due to lower productivity, public spending cuts and Brexit-related uncertainty, with growth expected to slow to just 1. 3% for two years from 2019.

22 Nov
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QinetiQ 'largely shielded' from UK short-cycle pressures, Berenberg upgrades

QinetiQ shares have been "disproportionately" affected by wider bearishness on the sector after the profit warning from peer Ultra Electronics, said Berenberg, upgrading to 'buy' from 'hold'.

22 Nov
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Hill & Smith slips as road projects pushed back

Hill & Smith, the maker of road safety barriers and other road infrastructure, confirmed a number of UK road schemes had been diverted into 2018 but that it still expects to meet full year targets.

22 Nov
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Sage completes cloud transformation and promises 2018 acceleration

Sage Group kept revenue growth and margins above their annual target and said the launch of its Business Cloud software suite would enable it to "accelerate momentum" in 2018.

22 Nov
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Hammerson sells Strasbourg's Place des Halles for £166m

Hammerson has sold its 64. 5% share of the Place des Halles shopping centre in Strasbourg, France for a total net vendor price of £258m, slightly above June's book value.

22 Nov
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Wurst is not over for Devro, says Berenberg

A pioneer in the sausage casings market, Devro now faces major growth challenges, said analysts at Berenberg, beginning coverage of the stock with a 'sell' recommendation.

21 Nov
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Investec cuts water company price target due to nationalisation threat

United Utilities could be forced to slash its dividend from 2020 due to new regulation, warned Investec, leading it to downgrade its rating on the water company, and cut target prices across the sector.

21 Nov
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Wednesday preview: Budget, OBR forecasts, results from UU, SSP, Sage

Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget will dominate the UK headlines on Wednesday, with a moderately busy corporate diary not including results from United Utilities, Thomas Cook, Sage and SSP.