INTERNATIONAL NEWS
12 Jun
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US close: Stocks mostly higher after Trump-Kim summit; Fed announcement eyed

Stocks on Wall Street ended mostly higher on Tuesday as investors mulled over the US-North Korea agreement and looked ahead to the Federal Reserve policy announcement.

12 Jun
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Europe close: Stocks end mixed ahead of Fed, ECB meetings

European stocks ended on a mixed note ahead of interest rate announcements from the US central bank and European Central Bank scheduled for over the next two days and after US data showed consumer prices reached a six-year high in May.

12 Jun
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US open: Mixed open on Wall Street as limited details emerge from Trump's Singapore summit

Trading on Wall Street opened on a mixed note on Tuesday as investors were left disappointed by the lack of detail in the North Korean-US agreement.

12 Jun
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Arron Banks faces MPs' questions over potential Russian funding for Brexit

Key players from the Leave. EU platform, Arron Banks and Andy Wigmore, face a grilling from MPs on Tuesday over alleged meetings with the Russian ambassador during the campaign.

12 Jun
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World Cup sponsorship value falls, Asian sponsors fill gap

The 2018 Russia World Cup has had trouble securing sponsorship compared to other years, research has found, but Chinese firms have stepped up to help Fifa weather the storm.

12 Jun
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US CPI edges past forecasts, hits six-year high

The cost of living in the US hit a six-year high last month, pushed higher by big jumps in the prices of gasoline and medical care commodities, together with sustained strength in shelter prices.

12 Jun
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Britons plan mass exodus from social media following Cambridge Analytica scandal

More than 50% of British residents intend to change the way in which they use social media following the Cambridge Analytica scandal earlier this year.

12 Jun
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Asia report: Most markets higher after feel-good North Korea summit

Most markets in Asia spluttered to life to finish higher on Tuesday, as investors looked past a rocky weekend at the G7 meeting and instead focussed on the landmark meeting between US president Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un.

12 Jun
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May set to avoid defeat on customs union vote with last minute deal

Prime Minister Theresa May faces an important two days of House of Commons debate on Brexit but has avoided a humiliating defeat on customs union vote after reaching a compromise with pro-EU rebels and leading Brexiters.

12 Jun
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Chinese credit growth slowest since 2006 in May

The flow of credit in the Chinese economy reached its lowest ebb since 2006 last month, as borrowing by local governments slowed.

12 Jun
US small business sentiment at second-highest level on record

Small business sentiment in the US improved more than expected in May, to the second-highest level in the National Federation of Independent Business survey's 45-year history.

12 Jun
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US pre-open: Stocks to slip as traders digest Trump-Kim agreement, eye inflation data

US futures pointed to a slightly lower open on Wall Street on Tuesday as investors were left disappointed by the lack of detail in the North Korean-US agreement and looked ahead to the latest inflation data.

12 Jun
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ZEW sentiment slides over Italian worries

German investor sentiment has fallen to the lowest reading since the eurozone debt crisis, according to a report from the ZEW Institute, but may have since improved as worries over Italy receded.

12 Jun
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Trump and Kim sign historic statement at Singapore summit

President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a joint statement in an important step towards the denuclearisation of North Korea at a summit in Singapore early on Tuesday.

12 Jun
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US close: Markets higher at start of busy week

Wall Street finished the first session of a busy week with moderate gains, ahead of a historic meeting between Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-un and a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.