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19 Feb
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Randgold, Glencore and other miners club together to fight Congo legislation

A group of mining companies, including Glencore and Randgold Resources, have banded together in an effort to halt legislative changes in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

19 Feb
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Europe close: Stocks dip amid low trading volumes, lack of catalysts

European shares slipped into the red as investors looked for something to chew on with US and China markets both closed.

19 Feb
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Tuesday preview: HSBC, RBA meeting minutes in the spotlight

A relative absence of any significant economic releases on Tuesday means the market spotlight will be firmly on HSBC's full-year figures.

19 Feb
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ECB halts payments from Latvian bank amid accusations of North Korean transactions

The European Central Bank halted payments by ABLV, one of Latvia's biggest banks, on Monday, amid accusations from the United States Treasury that the lender had been involved in money laundering and unauthorised transactions with the heavily sanctioned nation of North Korea.

19 Feb
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Deutsche Bank looking to cut more than 250 jobs at corporate and investment banking arms

Deutsche Bank began making moves to cut no less than 250 jobs in its corporate and investment bank units, as it looks to stem the flow of expenses while its securities division continues to slide.

19 Feb
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London close: Dollar strength weighs on stocks

London stocks ended in the red on Monday, weighed by Reckitt Benckiser as investors paused for breath after the prior week's solid gains.

19 Feb
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KEFI Minerals reassures investors amid Ethiopia state of emergency

KEFI Minerals sought to reassure investors on Monday that the resignation of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, will not have an impact on the company’s activities in the country.

19 Feb
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Spaceandpeople signs new extended agreement with Landsec

SpaceandPeople announced a contract renewal, as well as a significant expansion of opportunities with Landsec in the UK on Monday.

19 Feb
KFC forced to close 750 UK shops after running out of chicken

KFC has been forced to close 750 of its 900 restaurants in the UK after its new supplier failed to deliver promised supplies.

19 Feb
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Next 15 trades in line, expects some US tax reform benefits

Digital communications group Next 15 updated the market on its trading on Monday, ahead of its results for the year to 31 January, which are due to be announced in early April.

19 Feb
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Directa Plus gets Italian patent for tyre applications

Graphene-based products producer and supplier Directa Plus announced on Monday that the Ufficio Brevetti e Marchi - the Italian patent and trademark office- has granted it a patent for the product and application of its new graphene-based solution for enhancing the performance of tyres.

19 Feb
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Baron Oil nets North Sea Option Agreement

Baron Oil’s share prices have skyrocketed on Monday after it announced it has entered into an option agreement to take a stake in a UK North Sea licence.

19 Feb
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Kin shares to be suspended as it hunts for reverse takeover offers

Kin Group updated the market on its states as a cash shell under rule 15 of the AIM rules on Monday - a status it entered into on 30 August last year, when its principal trading subsidiary appointed administrators.

19 Feb
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Director dealings: Touchstar directors buy into open offer

Multiple directors and closely associated people of software solutions firm Touchstar picked up shares in the AIM-quoted group on Monday, buying into the open offer announced by the enterprise mobile computing specialist on 17 January.

19 Feb
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Diurnal finds partner to break Australia and New Zealand markets

Specialty pharmaceutical company Diurnal Group announced a marketing and distribution agreement with specialised Australian pharmaceutical firm Emerge Health on Monday.

19 Feb
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MedaPhor launches new lifelike ultrasound simulation trainer

Ultrasound software and simulation company MedaPhor Group announced the launch of its new BodyWorks Eve simulator platform on Monday, which it described as an ultra-realistic manikin-based simulator to train medical professionals practising point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS) across emergency medicine and critical care.

19 Feb
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RBC reiterates 'outperform' rating on Petra Diamonds, but drops target price to 85p

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets took a look at Petra Diamonds on Monday morning, saying that despite the waiver to its December covenant test - together with the revisions to its June and December 2018 tests - had improved its outlook, the company was still slightly offside the revised covenants, and that significant general ramp-up risks still remained at Cullinan "in what remains a volatile wider market".

19 Feb
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Unexpected delay arises in Quadrise boiler trial project

Quadrise Fuels International updated the market on its planned combustion boiler trial project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Monday.

19 Feb
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Hardide trading in line ahead of first half results

Investors in Hardide were told of how the company was continuing to trade in line with expectations at its annual general meeting on Monday.

19 Feb
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Russia warns US not to "play with fire" in the Syrian conflict

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned the US not to meddle in the Syrian conflict, accusing the Trump administration of trying to undermine the Arab Republic’s territorial integrity and of supporting the autonomy-seeking Kurds in order to further its own interests.