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UK retail sales reach 27-year high in December, driven by Black Friday

British retail sales reached a 27-year high in December, driven by Black Friday’s shopping frenzy, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said.

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FTSE 100 movers: BP, Shell, BG Group gain as crude prices rebound

Oil and gas stocks were advancing on Friday after a strong rebound in crude prices, with Tullow Oil, BP, Shell and BG Group putting in decent gains.

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Apple "deeply offended" by BBC accusations of poor working conditions in China

A BBC undercover investigation found Apple workers in China were being poorly treated and working long hours.

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Russian finance minister Siluanov says rouble will stabilise in 2015

Russia?s rouble rebounded on Friday after the country?s Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said his ministry had sold foreign currency...

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UK consumer confidence in December hits lowest level since March - GfK

UK consumer confidence hit its lowest level since March this month, according to data out on Friday.

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19-Dec-14 RSA INSURANCE GROUP Panmure Gordon Sell 4.50p 4.04p DownGrade
19-Dec-14 SAINSBURY (J) Barclays Equal-weight 2.40p 2.50p DownGrade
19-Dec-14 NEXT Jefferies Hold 65.20p 60.00p DownGrade
19-Dec-14 INMARSAT Goldman Sachs Sell 7.86p 6.90p DownGrade
19-Dec-14 WOOD GROUP (JOHN) Goldman Sachs Neutral 6.08p 5.34p DownGrade
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19-Dec-14 BLUECREST ALLBLUE FUND LTD. GBP SHARES BABS Le Prevost, John R Buy 34,750 @ 1.87p £64,952
19-Dec-14 LANDORE RESOURCES LTD. LND Humphries, William Buy 1,754,119 @ 0.02p £29,381
19-Dec-14 ROCKHOPPER EXPLORATION RKH Moody, Samuel John Sell 237,136 @ 0.60p £142,874
18-Dec-14 AVEVA GROUP AVV Dayer, Philip John Buy 1,134 @ 13.14p £14,901
18-Dec-14 COBHAM COB Murphy , Robert (Bob) Sell 34,051 @ 3.15p £107,201
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