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18 Aug
Europe close: Stocks edge slightly higher at the end of the session
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Stocks pared early losses as traders digested a terrorist attack on Barcelona overnight and monitored the news-flow coming from the White House.

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18 Aug
London close: Risk aversion grips FTSE, stocks lower on Trump and Barcelona attacks
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London's FTSE 100 index fell below a key technical level as Friday's session wore on, with travel stocks leading the retreat after the terror attacks in Barcelona and the large cabal of overseas focused companies hit by the dollar's weakness amid renewed concerns about the US Presidency.

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18 Aug
Week ahead: Not everything that happens at Jackson Hole stays there

In the coming week, the spotlight will be on the Federal Reserve bank of Kansas City's Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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18 Aug
US open: Stocks flat heading into the weekend, political ruckus weighs
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Wall Street is essentially flat heading into the weekend after the head of the University of Michigan's consumer confidence survey said recent events in Charlottesville were likely to take their toll on sentiment.

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18 Aug
US consumer confidence rises in August, but University of Michigan sceptical
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Better expectations for the economy overall and for personal financial prospects saw US consumer confidence rise in August, the results of a widely-followed survey showed.

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18 Aug
HSBC slashes target price on Hikma Pharmaceuticals
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Analysts at HSBC slashed their target price for Hikma Pharmaceuticals, telling clients its first half numbers contained lower guidance for generics and a tougher outlook for injectables and branded drugs.

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18 Aug
US pre-open: Stocks edged higher as White House says Cohn to stay
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Wall Street was set for slight gains at the end of the week after the White House announced that National Economic Council director Gary Cohn would not be stepping down.

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18 Aug
Europe midday: Stocks hold near their lows
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Stocks are holding near their lows of the session, tracking a big drop in US stocks overnight even as traders digest a terrorist attack on Barcelona.

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18 Aug
Barcelona terror attack kills 13; Catalan police foil second attack in Cambrils
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A terrorist attack claimed the lives 13 people in Barcelona after a van speed through the busy central street of Las Ramblas on Thursday thoroughfare, with a second attack in the seaside town of Cambrils ending with death of five assailants.

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18 Aug
Euro area current account surplus slips in June
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The euro area's current account surplus shrank in June amid a sharp drop in the primary income balance and a worsening on that for secondary income.

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18 Aug
Euro area construction dips in June
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Construction output in the euro area retreated in June amid sharp declines in Germany and France, the bloc's main engines.

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18 Aug
Commodities: Choppy day for gold as dollar steadies
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Gold futures stabilized on Thursday as the US dollar remained subdued after Wednesday's minutes from the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) hinted at a delay in any rate hikes in the US.

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18 Aug
FX round-up: ECB minutes reveal concern over euro strength, cable lower on the day
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The latest round of ECB (European Central Bank) minutes out on Thursday revealed some concerns around recent euro strength, sending the single currency to its month-to-date lows versus the US dollar.

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18 Aug
Numis downgrades SIG, says recovery still in 'early days'
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Analysts at Numis downgraded their recommendation on shares of SIG from 'hold' to 'reduce', saying the shares' valuation was up with events even while conceding the "good" recovery profile the company's shares offered.

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18 Aug
Europe open: Stocks off lows after Barcelona attacks
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Stocks have started the session lower, tracking a big drop in US stocks overnight even as traders digest a terrorist attack on Barcelona and an another against a town to its south which was foiled by police.

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18 Aug
German factory prices dip in July
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Factory prices in the Eurozone's largest economy slipped by slightly less than was anticipated last month.

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18 Aug
London pre-open: Stocks to start lower on US politics, Barcelona attack
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Stocks are set for a lower open following steep losses overnight on Wall Street that saw the Dow Industrials register its biggest drop in three months and the S&P 500 its largest decline in more than a month.

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17 Aug
Europe close: Bank shares weigh on indices
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Shares on the Continent were modestly lower as investors assessed the contents of a 'dovish' set of US central bank policy meeting minutes released overnight that weighed on lenders' shares.

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17 Aug
London close: Stocks succumb to profit-taking
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London stocks ended lower with financials taking a hit from a dovish set of US central bank policy meeting minutes.

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17 Aug
US open: Stocks soften after dovish Fed minutes, political squabbling
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Wall Street appeared to be on track to break a four-day winning streak following the release of a more dovish-than-expected set of minutes of the US Federal Reserve's July policy meeting.

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