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Tuesday preview: Royal Mail volumes eyed, TalkTalk has chance to impress

Tuesday will give investors an opportunity to catch up on developments at Dairy Crest, Galliford Try, Royal Mail, SSP and TalkTalk, while later jobs data will be important ahead of the Bank of England's meeting in a fortnight.

UK could become leading global hub for crypto economy, report says

The UK has all the required resources and an industrial and governmental will to become a global hub for crypto economy and blockchain technologies by 2022, according to new research.

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US retail sales rise in line with expectations

US retail sales increased as expected in June, marking five months of rising sales as the estimate for May was revised up.

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Empire State manufacturing index ticks down in July but beats forecast

Business conditions in the New York region deteriorated a little less than expected in July, according to a survey from the NY Fed.

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Tusk warns EU, China, US and Russia to reduce trade tensions

European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday called on Europe, China, the US and Russia to work together and avoid trade wars that could lead to "conflict and chaos".

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May to pledge £300m for UK aerospace to soothe Brexit fears

Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday offered an extra £300m to the aerospace industry to support new projects after companies like Airbus threatened to reduce activities in the UK because of Brexit uncertainties.

GDP growth muted in China, though retail sales shine

Fresh data out of Beijing on Monday showed GDP growth slowing slightly in the People’s Republic, with second-quarter growth put at 6. 7%, compared to the 6. 8% seen in the first quarter.

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Annual house price growth slows in July - Rightmove

Annual house price growth slowed in July, according to Rightmove, amid a rise in the number of properties coming to the market.

15 Jul
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World Cup final preview: France v Croatia

Weeks of build-up, years if you count qualification, have led to Sunday afternoon’s World Cup final where France and Croatia will come face to face at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

13 Jul
US consumer sentiment dips in July amid trade war woes

Consumer sentiment in the US deteriorated in July amid trade war concerns, according to a preliminary reading from the University of Michigan.

13 Jul
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Trump's 2nd day starts with furore over attack on May's Brexit plan

US President Donald Trump started the second day of his tour to the UK amid the usual controversy after he attacked Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans, suggesting they would sink any future free trade deal with the US.

12 Jul
Friday preview: China June trade data, Hays in the spotlight

The focus at the end of the week will shift back towards Asia, with the Chinese customs and trade administration set to release its latest set of statistics for foreign trade, covering the month of June this time.

12 Jul
UK mortgage lending picks up, credit conditions seen improving

UK mortgage lending picked up in May, figures from the industry on Thursday showed, while the Bank of England reported slightly higher credit availability for residential mortgages in the second quarter.

12 Jul
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US CPI rise in-line with expectations, economists see June as peak

Consumer price inflation in the US edged higher last month on the back of dearer cars and trucks and medical care services, although economists believed that for the moment price pressures might have peaked.

12 Jul
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US initial jobless claims drop more than forecast

The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, according to data released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

12 Jul
Trump claims he has forced $33bn increase in NATO spending

US President Donald Trump claimed on Thursday he had forced other countries in the NATO alliance to increase their spending by $33bn, according to media reports.

11 Jul
Ramaphosa urges Nigeria's Buhari to support African free-trade agreement

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday encouraged Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari to sign a continent-wide free-trade deal.

11 Jul
US producer prices jump past forecasts in June

Wholesale inflation in the US outpaced economists' forecasts in June, driven higher by dearer energy and services and hitting a six-year high.

11 Jul
China vows revenge as Trump launches 'unacceptable' new tariffs

Global stock markets have been sent crashing as Washington prepares to launch a new $200bn worth of tariffs on Chinese goods, including fruit and vegetables, handbags, refrigerators and clothing.

11 Jul
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Next global financial crisis will throw-up opportunities, Mark Mobius says

Emerging market investing legend Mark Mobius is raising new funds in anticipation of buying opportunities on the horizon.