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11:23
Barclays reinstates Wood at 'underweight' given hurdles to integration
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Barclays Research has reinstated its 'underweight' recommendation for shares of Wood, pointing to the possible hurdles management will face in trying to reap the potential cost synergies from the combination of Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler.

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09:15
Europe open: All eyes on EU summit, Spain
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Stocks have started the morning trading lower, with investors focused on the summit of European Union heads of state later in the day and events in Spain given the looming deadline for Catalan officials to make their intentions clear.

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08:36
China GDP grows at steady clip in Q3, but economists anticipate slowdown
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China's economy continued expanding at a steady clip last quarter, although some economists believed tighter economic policy was set to weigh on the pace of expansion.

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18 Oct
FX round-up: Dollar on the front foot for fifth day, sterling lower after wage data
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The greenback continued to strengthen on Wednesday as higher U. S. Treasury yields triggered a squeeze on investors who have been broadly bearish on the greenback in recent weeks, while the pound fell again as investors considered the latest wage data.

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18 Oct
Europe close: Stocks end higher, focus on Fed and Spain
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Stocks finished higher, buoyed by weakness in the single currency during the first part of the session and the continuing grind higher by the main market indices on Wall Street.

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18 Oct
Investec says Rio Tinto is preferred pick among diversified miners
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Analysts at Investec reiterated their "preference" for shares of Rio Tinto among the diversified majors, despite the miner's "mixed" third quarter results.

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18 Oct
US open: IBM soars, pulls Dow Industrials past 23,000

Gains for Big Blue on the back of its latest quarterly numbers have pushed the Dow Industrials clear of the 23,000 point mark with investors very much focused on the steady stream of corporate results coming out.

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18 Oct
US housing starts fall for third consecutive month in September
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A key indicator of homebuilding activity in the States fell back for a third consecutive month in September, but some economists brushed off the data, saying they expected to see at least a partial rebound in coming months.

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18 Oct
Shell African licensee Vivo Energy mulls IPO
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One of Royal Dutch Shell's major licensees in Africa is mulling a public listing that could value the firm at over $3bn (£2. 27bn).

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18 Oct
Europe midday: Stocks build on early gains, Fed policy and euro in focus
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Stocks were building on their early advance come midday, buoyed by weakness in the single currency and the continuing grind higher by the main market indices on Wall Street.

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18 Oct
Euro area construction output dips in August
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Euro area construction output shrank slightly in August amid softer activity in both building and civil engineering.

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18 Oct
Europe open: Stocks continue climbing, but periphery investors on edge
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Stocks are mostly higher in the early party of the session, buoyed by weakness in the single currency and the continuing grind higher by the main market indices on Wall Street.

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17 Oct
Europe close: Stocks slip ahead of US Fed Beige Book
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Stocks on the Continent finished slightly lower as investors bid their time ahead of the release of the US central bank's Beige Book on Wednesday, against the backdrop of fresh intra-day records on Wall Street's main benchmarks with the Dow Industrials having climbed above the 23,000 point mark for the first time ever.

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17 Oct
US open: Dow Industrials clambers atop 23,000 mark for first time
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The Dow Industrials climbed past the 23,000 points mark for the first time ever, as the third-quarter earnings season got into full swing, and then slipped lower.

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17 Oct
Fuel costs goose US import prices higher in September
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Dearer fuel imports boosted the cost of overseas goods last month, albeit alongside similar-sized gains in export prices.

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17 Oct
US industrial production misses forecasts in September
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Industrial production in the US rose as expected last month but amid downwards revisions to readings for previous months, especially in manufacturing.

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17 Oct
Investec's Gordon happy with Virgin Money's stunning performance
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Analysts at Investec hailed what they dubbed a "stunning" third quarter performance by Virgin Money, which they believed would lead to consensus marking-up its estimates - again.

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17 Oct
Europe open: Stocks flat despite fresh records on Wall Street
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Stocks on the Continent are little changed as investors bide their time ahead of the release of the US central bank's Beige Book on Wednesday, against the backdrop of fresh intra-day records on Wall Street's main benchmarks the day before.

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