Market Pulse - Europe
24 Sep
FX round-up: Pound bounces, Turkish lira and Russian rouble in focus

The pound bounced back at the start of the week even after - in what observers said was a challenge to the Prime Minister - Tory rebels published their alternative to her Brexit plan and despite a weak reading on a widely-followed survey of factory sector conditions.

24 Sep
SOVA Capital believes Bank of Russia's next move will be a rate cut

Central Bank of Russia's recent decision to hike rates does not foreshadow that more interest rate hikes lay ahead, analysts at Sova Capital said.

24 Sep
Russia hikes rates unexpectedly due to currency weakness, risk of further sanctions

Central Bank of Russia surprised financial markets on Friday, hiking its main interest rate in response to the recent overshoot of its inflation target on the back of weakness in the rouble and food price inflation, although Governor Elvira Nabiullina had reportedly flagged that possibility a week beforehand.

24 Sep
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Tuesday preview: US housing data, Card Factory, AG Barr

The calendar for regularly-scheduled economic events is exceedingly light on Tuesday, with the main releases expected to be the US Federal Housing Finance Agency and S&P Case-Shiller's home price indices for the month of September.

24 Sep
London close: Stocks slip on trade concerns

London stocks finished lower on Monday, as miners slipped on China's withdrawal from trade talks, but oil prices hit a four-year high and Sky surged after Comcast outbid Fox for the broadcaster.

24 Sep
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Labour pledges to set up publicly-owned water services run by workers

The Labour party has pledged to "turn off the tap" that sells-off utilities for private profit and to set up publicly-owned transparent water companies run by local councils, workers and customers.

24 Sep
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ECB expects 'relatively vigorous pick-up' in core CPI, Draghi says

Europe's single currency bounded higher in mid-afternoon trading on Monday, after European Central Bank chief, Mario Draghi, said that the stable outlook for headline consumer prices masked stronger underlying price pressures.

24 Sep
Europe midday: Stocks slip, Oil&Gas strong

Stocks on the Continent are seeing some slight selling after China announced at the weekend that it would postpone any further talk with Washington on trade until after the next mid-term elections.

24 Sep
China refuses trade talks with US as new tariffs kick in

China has refused to continue trade negotiations with the US until President Donald Trump stops threatening further tariffs.

21 Sep
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Europe close: Stocks carried higher by positive sentiment on Wall Street

Stocks on the Continent finished higher going into the weekend, tracking fresh gains on Wall Street, where some of the main stockmarket gauges had notched-up fresh all-time highs just the day before.

21 Sep
London close: Stocks jump as risk of 'no-deal' rises, sinking the pound

London's top-flight index jumped on Friday as sterling slid on jitters about a no-deal Brexit, while a strong performance from the mining sector also provided a boost.

21 Sep
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Director dealings: Scapa president lowers stake

Scapa's healthcare president Joseph Davin disposed of 83,358 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed firm on Friday.

21 Sep
AMG Superalloys enters renewable power agreement with Orsted

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group announced on Friday that AMG Superalloys has entered into a multi-year agreement with Ørsted to purchase 100% of its power requirements from renewable sources, starting in October 2018.

21 Sep
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Nestlé to put skin health division up for sale

Nestlé announced on Thursday it is considering selling its skin health division and its price of the sale could reach up to €7bn.

21 Sep
Europe open: Stocks start session higher, boosted by strength on Wall Street

Stocks on the Continent have started the session higher, tracking gains overnight on Wall Street that saw some of the main stockmarket gauges notch-up fresh all-time highs.

20 Sep
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Europe close: Shares end session with solid gains

European stocks finished the session with solid gains as investors brushed aside concerns about trade tensions between the US and China, emerging markets and despite a mixed close on Wall Street overnight.

20 Sep
Barclays customers frustrated by online glitch

Barclays customers were locked out of their accounts for hours on Thursday after technical glitches struck the bank’s online and telephone banking services.

20 Sep
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Friday preview: Public sector borrowing, SIG in focus

The focus at the end of the week will be on the government's finances for the month of August, with ONS set to release public sector borrowing data at 0930 BST.

20 Sep
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OECD warns against further protectionism, trims world GDP forecasts

The Organisation for Co-operation and Development has trimmed its forecasts for world growth for this year and next, cautioning that trade tensions, tighter financial conditions in emerging markets and political risks might further undermine "strong and sustainable" medium-term growth around the world.

20 Sep
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Europe midday: Stocks shrug-off uncertainty around trade and EM

European stocks are making solid gains as investors brush aside concerns about trade tensions between the US and China, emerging markets and despite a mixed close on Wall Street overnight.