Market Pulse
03 Jan
WANdisco to deploy data platform directly to 'leading financial institution'

Live data firm WANdisco has secured a record contract win with an unnamed global financial institution that would see the group deploy its patented live data platform, WANdisco Fusion, directly to the client.

03 Jan
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German unemployment hits fresh post-reunification low in December

Germany's unemployment rate plumbed a fresh record low last month, falling to its least since the country's reunification in 1990.

03 Jan
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Europe open: Stocks track gains on Wall Street as euro dips

Stocks have begun the session trading slightly higher, recovering the previous session's losses amid a small bounce in the greenback and ahead of the release of a key report which might provide some further insight into the US central bank's thinking, the minutes of the Federal Reserve's last policy meeting.

03 Jan
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Electrocomponents sees one-off credit from Trump tax changes

Electrocomponents expects changes to US tax law to trigger a one-off credit this year followed by a reduced overall tax rate.

03 Jan
Carillion probed by FCA over announcements pre-profit warning

The financial watchdog has launched an investigation into Carillion's stock exchange news announcements in the period leading up to its major profit warning last July.

03 Jan
London open: Stocks flat but retailers get a boost as Next lifts guidance

London stocks were little changed early on Wednesday as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK construction sector and minutes from the Federal Reserve, although retailers got a boost as Next lifted its guidance.

03 Jan
Indivior joins with Addex to support addiction treatments

Indivior is joining up with Switzerland's Addex Pharma to support the development of treatments for drug addiction that target neurotramsitter systems.

03 Jan
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CLS Holdings sells three properties for £12.4m

CLS Holdings has unconditionally exchanged contracts to sell three properties in Peterborough in the UK and Hamburg in Germany for £12. 4m.

03 Jan
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Ryanair traffic up 3% in December, applies for UK air operator licence

Budget airline Ryanair reported a 3% jump in traffic for December on Wednesday, a day after it said it has applied for a UK air operator licence.

03 Jan
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Babcock signs £115m five-year deal to maintain Australian navy frigates

Babcock International has signed a five-year agreement worth about £115m to maintain frigates for the Australian navy.

03 Jan
Next lifts profit guidance, Babcock signs £115m five-year deal

London's FTSE 100 was expected to open unchanged at 7,648.

03 Jan
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Grainger to forward fund and acquire a build to rent scheme in Sheffield

FTSE 250 residential landlord Grainger has exchanged contracts with Abode Hallam Limited and agreed to forward fund and acquire a private rented sector (PRS), build to rent development, Eccy Village, in Sheffield, for around £32m.

03 Jan
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London pre-open: Stocks seen flat as investors eye construction PMI, Fed minutes

London stocks were set for a flat open on Wednesday as investors eyed the latest reading on the UK construction sector and minutes from the Federal Reserve.

03 Jan
Wednesday newspaper round-up: Ryanair, house prices, Mifid II, EDF

Ryanair has applied for a British air operating licence to ensure its domestic UK routes can keep flying after Brexit. The Irish airline has repeatedly warned that flights could be grounded after March 2019 unless a new framework for aviation is agreed between Britain and the EU. – Guardian.