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03 Dec
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Tuesday preview: Parliamentary debate on Withdrawal Agreement, Ferguson in focus

The spotlight on Tuesday will be on the first of five parliamentary debates on the Prime Minister's Withdrawal Agreement.

03 Dec
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Europe close: Stocks gain after G-20 breakthrough

Stocks on the Continent started the week off on a positive note following news of a truce between Beijing and Washington on trade at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, at the weekend, and out of Rome regarding its ongoing budget stand-off with Brussels.

03 Dec
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MI6 chief cautions Russia and remains wary of Huawei security risks

Alex Younger, the head of MI6, has warned the Kremlin not to underestimate the West and raised concerns over Chinese telecoms group Huawei in a speech to students at the University of St Andrews.

03 Dec
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Director dealings: Dunelm CFO ups stake following Peel Hunt upgrade

Dunelm finance head Laura Carr purchased 25,000 ordinary shares in the British home furnishings retailer on Monday, hours after analysts at Peel Hunt upped the stock to 'buy' from 'hold' and lifted their price target to 750p from 550p.

03 Dec
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Purecircle to develop protein, soluble fibers and antioxidants from stevia

Stevia sweetener producer Purecircle on Monday announced plans to begin the commercial production of new ingredients in the second half of 2019 after it identified protein, soluble fibers and antioxidants in the stevia plant.

03 Dec
London close: Stocks kick the week off with gains after G-20 breakthrough

London stocks finished higher on Monday, with miners and energy issues leading the advance as news of a 90-day trade truce between the US and China boosted risk appetite.

03 Dec
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TLA Worldwide agrees to sell US business to GCM Sports

TLA Worldwide, the athlete agency and sports marketing group, has agreed to sell its US subsidiaries, The Legacy Agency. and TLA Worldwide America to GCM Sports Holdings.

03 Dec
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Liberum cuts target price on McColl's following profit warning

Analysts at Liberum cut their target price on British convenience shop and newsagent operator McColl's Retail on Monday, citing persistent challenges in the group's supply chain.

03 Dec
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Broker tips: Dunelm, McColl's, Kier

Homeware retailer Dunelm surged on Monday as Peel Hunt upped the stock to 'buy' from 'hold' and lifted the price target to 750p from 550p, citing catalysts for a recovery next year as the company sharpens up its act following a series of downgrades driven largely by the 2016 Worldstores acquisition.

03 Dec
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Analysts rethink stance on Kier following shock rights issue

Analysts at Liberum put Kier under review on Monday, noting that, while it will give the construction services outfit a stronger balance sheet, last weeks' rights issue left the group's cash flow looking poor.

03 Dec
Sector movers: Resources stocks fired up by trade detente

Natural resources companies were the standout gainers on Monday, while defensive stocks including telecoms, drugs and food were in the red.

03 Dec
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Oil prices spike as Qatar drops out of Opec, rumours of production cut

Qatar plans to pull out of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) in January, the country's energy minister warned on Monday.

03 Dec
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Online property portal Rummage4Property to launch next year - report

A new property portal backed by housebuilders is to launch next year, looking to challenge the dominance of market leaders Rightmove and Zoopla.

03 Dec
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FTSE 100 movers: Miners rally but Glaxo slips on sale and acquisition

The FTSE 100 was up 1. 1% to 7,056. 15 in afternoon trade on Monday as investors cheered a temporary trade truce between the US and China.

03 Dec
Dallas Fed chief Kaplan urges 'very patient' approach

The head of the Dallas Fed cautioned his fellow rate-setters on Monday not to "overdo it" on tightening monetary policy.

03 Dec
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Ceres Power confirms talks with China's Weichai about further investment

Ceres Power confirmed on Monday that it is in discussions with China's Weichai Power about a potential further investment in the AIM-listed company.

03 Dec
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ISM manufacturing index unexpectedly ticks up in November

Growth in the US manufacturing sector unexpectedly picked up in November, according to the Institute for Supply Management.

03 Dec
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FTSE 250 movers: Dunelm builds while Thomas Cook continues to dive

London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 93% at 18,652. 82 in afternoon trade on Monday as Dunelm soared on the back of a positive broker note.

03 Dec
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US open: Strong start to the week following temporary ceasefire in trade war

Wall Street trading kicked off the week with strong gains as investors welcomed a 90-day trade truce between the US and China.

03 Dec
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Fed's Quarles stresses that policy is data-dependent

A top US central bank official towed on Monday Federal Reserve chief, Jerome Powell's, line from the week before that official interest rates were near the lower bound of what was deemed to be a 'neutral' level, but clarified that it remained to be seen where exactly they would settle.