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10 Jul
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UK better than Croatia, but lags behind France in broadband speeds

Ahead of Wednesday’s much-anticipated World Cup semi-final, Brits can take some solace in the fact that their broadband is at least faster than Croatia’s.

10 Jul
MPs accuse big pub cos of 'gaming system' over tenants rights

A cross-party parliamentary committee has written to business minister Richard Harrington accusing pub companies of "gaming the system" and flouting rules on tenants rights.

09 Jul
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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quits over May Brexit plan

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigned on Monday following the departure of Brexit Secretary David Davis in protest at Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for a final deal with Brussels.

09 Jul
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US close: Markets finish higher as trade concerns take back seat

Stocks finished Monday’s session higher in the US, with investor sentiment boosted by gains overnight on most Asian bourses ahead of the second quarter earnings season kicking off on Wall Street on Friday.

09 Jul
Danone investigates claims baby milk makes some infants ill

French firm Danone is investigating claims that its Aptamil baby milk formula has made some infants ill after recently changing its formula.

09 Jul
FX round-up: Pound slips on political confusion, Beijing fires warning shot?

It was a volatile trading session for Sterling on Monday, as market participants tried to work out what the most likely political scenarios and their implications were following the political tremors at the weekend.

09 Jul
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Commodities: Agriculture futures dip amid lull in US-China-Europe trade spat

Commodities were on the back foot on Monday, with traders using a lull in the trade spat between the US and China to shift from agriculture futures to base metals.

09 Jul
Europe close: Stocks track gains on Wall Street

Stocks on the Continent finished higher, tracking gains on Wall Street and overnight in Asian trading, although traders remained cautious, especially regarding the risk of an escalation in protectionist trade measures around the world.

09 Jul
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Tuesday preview: 1922 Committee, Ocado in focus

All eyes will be on the UK tomorrow with traders around the world likely to be busily scanning the headlines for any indication that pro-Brexit Tory MPs will try and oust the Prime Minister.

09 Jul
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World Cup preview: France v Belgium

Before football edges a little closer to home when England play Croatia later this week, the first World Cup semi-final gets on Tuesday should see a fierce but technical battle between neighbouring countries.

09 Jul
London close: Stocks higher despite political uncertainty

London stocks climbed at the start of the week, as news that the Brexit secretary and foreign minister had resigned sapped the pound's strength, boosting shares on the Footsie, with the second-tier index also higher on bets that some kind of softer Brexit was now likely on the cards despite David Davis's and Boris Johnson's decision to leave.

09 Jul
Sector movers: Oil services sector in the green

Stock markets the world over were rallying amid a 'risk on' mood on Monday.

09 Jul
FTSE 250 movers: Sophos bounces back, Centamin loses shine

Shares in IT security company Sophos bounced back on the FTSE 250 leaderboard on Monday after taking a 20% hammering last week on the back of a poor billings report.

09 Jul
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Tesla hikes Chinese retail price for Model S and Model X vehicles

Tesla has raised the recommended retail price on its vehicles in China in response to Beijing's retaliatory tariffs on US automobiles.

09 Jul
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Broker tips: Meggitt, Travis Perkins

Last week's full-year guidance upgrade over at Meggitt was seen as a "turning point" for the aerospace and defence firm by analysts over at Berenberg.

09 Jul
Atalaya Mining's improved resource estimate supports planned mine expansion

Copper ores company Atalaya Mining on Monday announced that an updated resources and reserves estimate for Proyecto Riotinto in south western Spain showed a 29% increase in mineral reserves.

09 Jul
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FTSE 100 movers: Miners climb on copper, defensives left behind

London's blue chip stocks were on the rise on Monday, with miners grinding higher but defensive stocks left behind.

09 Jul
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Canaccord expects 'some bounce back' from Travis Perkins

While Canaccord Genuity expects "some bounce back" in Travis Perkins' second-quarter trading thanks to better weather, the broker believes that profits are still likely to be down on lost sales due to the cold winter.

09 Jul
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Director dealings: Company associated to Purplebricks director takes massive stake in firm

Axel Springer, a business closely associated with Purplebricks' non-executive director Dr Andreas Wiele, acquired 3m ordinary shares in the AIM-listed group on Monday.

09 Jul
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Petards Group lands £2.8m contract with Bombardier

Software developer of advanced security and surveillance systems Petards Group was on Monday awarded with a £2. 8m contract to supply Bombardier Transportation with its eyeTrain systems.