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Commodities: Brent rally continues as inventories decline
BP, oil, gas

Brent crude continued its rally higher on Wednesday, fuelled by a reduction in oil inventories from the US, which fell by 7. 2m barrels, versus expectations for a smaller drop of 3. 3m.

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04 Jul
FX round-up: Listless sterling suffers amid Independence Day malaise
money pennys coins

Sterling spent Tuesday essentially listless thanks to the US Independence Day holiday casting a pall of malaise over global financial markets.

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04 Jul
London close: FTSE drifts amid Independence Day holiday malaise
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The FTSE drifted to a less-than compelling finish on Tuesday with US markets closed for the Independence Day holiday.

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04 Jul
Commodities: Crude enjoys moderate rally but still faces downside glut risk
oil platform meggitt

Crude-oil futures made moderate gains but still face downside risk as it struggles to bust through firm resistance.

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03 Jul
FX round-up: Sterling resumes lower as US dollar stabilises
Money cash dollars

Sterling resumed its position as market whipping boy again on Monday as the mighty US stabilised and nil-yielding gold plunged lower.

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03 Jul
London close: FTSE 100 punches away to positive close as sterling slides
London Stock Exchange AIM LSE shares

UK blue chips punched away through Monday to achieve a firmly positive close, helped by sterling's retreat against a stabilising US dollar.

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03 Jul
Commodities: Safe-haven gold dives as US dollar stabilises
Gold bars

Safe-haven gold dived as the US dollar stabilised on Monday, a marked swivel of the spotlight away from crude oil futures.

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30 Jun
FX round-up: Slide in UK consumer confidence knocks cable lower
currencies euro dollar pound money cash sterling

Sterling fell on worse than expected UK consumer confidence data Friday morning, and -- even noting the more hawkish tones from Bank of England bosses -- was unable to recover.

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30 Jun
London close: Utilities, banks, supermarkets drag FTSE 100 down
Homes, houses, London

Stocks in London drifted to a mediocre close on Friday with utilities, banks and supermarkets combining to drag the FTSE 100 lower.

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30 Jun
Commodities: Crude higher in technical bounce despite bearish market
ineos grangemouth refinery

Crude-oil futures headed mildly higher thanks to a technical bounce on Friday and amid a market overall bearish towards the price action of the black liquid.

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29 Jun
FX round-up: Sterling continues hawk-inspired run higher
hawkishcb

Sterling continued its hawk-inspired run higher against a basket of currencies and in particular against the US dollar.

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29 Jun
London close: FTSE 100 lower as sterling gains on rate-hike expectations
London, Londres

London stocks got off to a positive start but a firming sterling on higher UK rate-rise expectations and ex-dividend companies ultimately turned the market south.

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29 Jun
Commodities: Crude ahead towards end-Q2 as traders reckon sell-off over-done
Oil & gas rig worker, energy, drilling

Crude oil futures are rising towards the end of the second quarter, with more than a few traders reckoning the black liquid's sell-off might have been over-done.

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28 Jun
FX round-up: Sterling gets a shove higher as Carney sees potential for rate rise
mark carney portada

Sterling got a firm shove higher on Wednesday as Bank of England governor Mark Carney suddenly declared UK interest rates might need to be hiked.

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28 Jun
London close: FTSE down as Carney, Draghi plead 'Don't let me be misunderstood'
eric burdon 1973

Stocks in London flopped to a lower close Wednesday as Bank of England governor Mark Carney and European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi separately sought to ensure their earlier comments to the market were not misunderstood.

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28 Jun
Commodities: Oil shrugs off EIA, API surprise to head higher
Nighthawk Energy nodding donkey, oil & gas

Crude-oil futures are skipping higher on Wednesday afternoon as traders saw surprise builds in US inventories as better than they might have been, and despite expectations of a draw.

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27 Jun
FX round-up: GBP ahead on BoE buffer call and SNP's stance on indyref#2
currencies euro dollar pound money cash sterling

Sterling enjoyed a minor rise on Tuesday on the back of Bank of England requiring lenders to beef up their cash buffer in case of bad debts.

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27 Jun
London close: Hike in banks' capital buffers hits shares
bank of england

A stronger sterling weighed on the FTSE on Tuesday, as it emerged the Bank of England will force banks to further bolster their capital buffers to deal with bad debts .

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27 Jun
Commodities: Crude futures rise on hopes of API data showing draw in US stores
barrel

Crude-oil futures are riding higher Tuesday as the market looks to industry data out later to show a draw in US stockpiles.

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