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22 Jul
FTSE 250 movers: Mitchells and Butlers surges on upgrade, miners lower
trading, stock, stocks, trader, market

Mid-caps edged lower on Wednesday, as gains in the construction and insurance sectors were eclipsed by weakness from technology, mining, engineering and oil stocks.

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22 Jul
Petroneft posts improved production at Russian drilling site
barrel

Petroneft Resources posted continued oil production growth at its license 61 Russian site.

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22 Jul
FTSE 100 movers: Easyjet soars on higher earnings outlook, insurers extend gains
Easyjet, aircraft, Gatwick Airport, transport, travel

London markets edged lower on Wednesday after the Bank of England's rate-setting meeting had investors fretting about inflation risks.

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22 Jul
Broker tips: Ashtead, Tate & Lyle, Mitchells & Butlers, Croda
ashtead, shipping container, port, dock

Ashtead took a hit on Wednesday after a double downgrade by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, which cut the stock to ‘underperform’ from ‘buy’ and slashed its price target to 1,000p from 1,300p, pointing to a “triple whammy” of worrying trends.

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22 Jul
Alexander Mining receives Australian cobalt extraction patent

Alexander Mining's MetaLeach subsidiary has secured an Australian patent for its method of cobalt ore extraction.

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22 Jul
Tony Blair warns Labour against path of "traditional leftism"
Tony Blair

Labour will need to move away from its "traditional Leftism" if it is to regain its vote share and have a shot at success in 2020, according to former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

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22 Jul
Proxama to provide "Virtual Pin Pad" in £0.1m deal with major European player
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Proxama announced a new contract with an unnamed "major European payment processor", set to generate £0. 1m in the current financial year.

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21 Jul
US close: stocks tumble on underwhelming earnings
wall street

US stocks tumbled across the board on Tuesday as a raft of disappointing quarterly reports unnerved investors in the run up to results from tech giants Apple and Microsoft.

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21 Jul
FTSE 100 movers: Royal Mail dips on underwhelming revenues, insurers and supermarkets higher
royal mail, post, delivery

London markets were muted on Tuesday as investors awaited earnings reports from US tech giants and remained wary of interest rate hikes from the Bank of England and Federal Reserve.

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21 Jul
FTSE 250 movers: IG Group buffeted by currency headwinds, miners rebound
trading, stock, stocks, trader, market

Mid-caps were subdued on Tuesday as strong performances from oil, insurance and technology stocks were offset by losses in the telecommunications, utilities and construction sectors.

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21 Jul
Broker tips: Aveva, SABMiller, Sports Direct
SabMiller

UBS raised its price target on Aveva to 2,600p from 2,210p following news that the company has agreed a reverse takeover by Schneider Electric.

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21 Jul
ValiRx boosted as anti-cancer drug gets higher dosage approval
pharmaceutical, drug, glaxosmithkline

ValiRx shares surged more than 20% as it posted progress with its ongoing clinical trial of VAL201, a drug used in the treatment of cancer.

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21 Jul
Spotify launches "Discover Weekly" personalised playlist service

Spotify has launched a new service for users, in an effort to retain its market share against new rival Apple Music.

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21 Jul
Gate Ventures acquires 20% stake in Infinity Creative Media for £2.6m
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Gate Ventures will invest £2. 6m in Infinity Creative Media for a 20% stake in the business.

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21 Jul
ECR Minerals' Itogon project delivers encourgaing ore grades

ECR Minerals' latest trenching results have indicated further propsecitivty at its Itogon project in the Phillipines.

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21 Jul
Oilex's Cambay well meets growing Indian demand for gas
Nodding donkeys, pump-jacks, oil & gas, drilling

Oilex's Cambay-73 well continues to meet the daily demands of its customers in Gujarat State, India, the company told investors in a production update.

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20 Jul
New era of co-operation signalled as Washington flies Cuban flag
Bandera Cuba

Cuba and the US have mutually restored full diplomatic ties, marking a turnaround from 54 years of fraught relations.

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20 Jul
FTSE 250 movers: Aveva rockets on Schneider takeover, oil stocks lower
aveva, information technology

Mid-caps inched higher on Monday as a raft of positive broker sentiment offset tumbling oil and metal prices.

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20 Jul
FTSE 100 movers: Sports Direct kicked higher, Pearson spikes on FT rumours
Sports direct

London markets inched higher on Monday as weakness in the commodities market was outshone by strength in the pharmaceutical, technological and financial sectors.

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20 Jul
Nektan set for narrower loss in the first-half as funding delays ease
nektan

Nektan expects a narrower loss in the first half, as higher earnings offset investment-related costs.

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