Market Report
09 Jan
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US close: Stocks notch fresh records as investors eye earnings season

All three of Wall Street's main indices notched record closes on Tuesday as investors looked ahead to the start of earnings season.

09 Jan
Europe close: Utilities yield as investors ponder central banks' next moves

Weakness in the single currency drove further gains in shares on the Continent, helping to offset weakness in the Utilities space as bond yields advanced.

09 Jan
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London close: FTSE reaches record close as Morrisons leads retail rally

London stocks notched up a record closing high on Tuesday as retailers were boosted by a strong Christmas trading update from Morrisons and strong supermarket industry data.

09 Jan
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FTSE 100 movers: Festive spending spirit boosts supermarkets; utilities hit by bond yields

Supermarket shares were the toast of the FTSE 100 as new figures showed they notched up the busiest shopping day ever recorded on the Friday before Christmas, selling £1bn more groceries than the year before.

09 Jan
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US open: Banks jump as Treasury yields head towards 2017 highs

Wall Street's main market gauges were trading mostly higher, propelled by an outsized move in lenders' shares as longer-term interest rates moved towards closer towards their 2017 highs after the Bank of Japan sprang a bit of a surprise overnight.

09 Jan
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Stock Spirits reports strong growth from Polish and Czech businesses

Spirits distilling company Stock Spirits Group announced that momentum from its strong first half had carried on to the second, with the firm expecting results for the full-year to come in slightly ahead of expectations.

09 Jan
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Ineos launches challenge to Scottish fracking ban

Ineon, the petrochemicals group owned by Jim Ratcliffe, has applied for a judicial review of the Scottish government's decision to ban fracking announced in October.

09 Jan
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Harworth Group posts value gains 'appreciably' ahead of expectations

Brownfield land and property development firm Harworth Group returned another strong operational performance in the second half of its trading year.

09 Jan
Cyber-security specialist Osirium confirms continued annual growth

Cybersecurity software provider Osirium Technologies confirmed that trading in the calendar year had continued to improve as hoped, and that results would be in line with market expectations.

09 Jan
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Biocartis inks diagnostic agreement with Amgen

Molecular diagnostics company Biocartis Group signed a new companion diagnostic development (CDx) agreement with biotechnology firm Amgen on Tuesday over the latter's Idylla compound.

09 Jan
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Director deals: Mothercare boss picks up £100,000 in shares

Mark Newton-Jones, chief executive officer of children's retailer Mothercare, picked up 218,866 ordinary shares in the firm on Tuesday at a price of 45. 69p per share.

09 Jan
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JPMorgan downgrades Mothercare after profit warning

JPMorgan Cazenove downgraded Mothercare to ‘underweight’ from ‘neutral’ and slashed the price target to 40p from 82p on weak UK trading following the retailer’s profit warning on Monday.

09 Jan
Carr's hails strong start to 2018

Carr’s said on Tuesday that trading is in line with the board’s expectations for the current financial year and “significantly ahead” of the previous year in both agriculture and engineering.

09 Jan
Asia close: Japanese, Vietnamese issues outperform

Equities around the Asia Pacific region finished the session little changed for the most part, despite record closes overnight on the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite.

09 Jan
FTSE 250 movers: Pets at Home boosted by Stifel note; Just Group drops on placing

London’s FTSE 250 was flat at 20,854. 85 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.

09 Jan
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Wednesday preview: Sainsbury's, SuperDry, TW, Tullow and industrial production

Wednesday sees UK industrial production, construction output and trade data, plus company updates from retailers Sainsbury's and SuperGroup/SuperDry, builder Taylor Wimpey and Tullow Oil.

09 Jan
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Ferrexpo production falls 7pc in 2017 after maintenance

Ferrexpo reported higher production of iron ore pellets in the fourth quarter, though the Ukraine-based company's output for 2017 was down on the previous year due to earlier maintenance of its pelletiser machine.

09 Jan
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Europe midday: Stocks rise as euro trades on backfoot

Stocks are making headway, boosted by a dip in the single currency and supportive economic data.

09 Jan
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Supermarkets savour happy Christmas as households spend £1bn more

UK supermarkets had a very merry Christmas as they notched up the busiest shopping day ever recorded on the Friday before Christmas and in the run-up to the big day sold £1bn more groceries than the year before.

09 Jan
Lidl opens huge new warehouse to continue growth in London

Lidl is opening its largest UK warehouse in Luton as part of the German discounter's £1. 45bn investment in growth to keep up its assault on the Big Four supermarkets.