FULL LIST OF STORIES
15 Dec
FTSE 250 movers: TalkTalk rises but Serco gives back gains
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London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 1% to 20,023. 23 in afternoon trade on Friday as the Christmas lull kicked in.

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15 Dec
FTSE 100 movers: Sky jumps but retailers retreat on H&M sales
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London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 3% to 7,469. 23 in quiet afternoon trade on Friday.

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15 Dec
SThree sees full-year profit slightly ahead of market views

Recruiter SThree hailed a strong finish to the year on Friday as it said adjusted pre-tax profit is expected to be slightly ahead of current market consensus.

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15 Dec
London midday: Stocks nudge up as EU leaders agree to take Brexit talks to next phase
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London stocks had managed to nudge a touch higher by midday on Friday as EU leaders confirmed they will move on to the second phase of Brexit negotiations, but with worries about the passage of the US tax bill weighing on investors’ minds.

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15 Dec
US pre-open: Stocks to edge up as investors put aside tax bill concerns
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US futures pointed to a positive open on Wall Street on Friday as investors brushed aside worries about the passage of the US tax bill.

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15 Dec
Ryanair to recognise unions as it looks to avert strike disruption
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Budget airline Ryanair is set to recognise pilot unions for the first time in its history as it looks to avoid strikes over Christmas.

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15 Dec
Segro boosted by Liberum upgrade to 'buy'
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Segro got a boost on Friday as Liberum upgraded the stock to ‘buy’ from ‘hold’ and hiked the price target to 640p from 505p as it upgraded its net asset value forecasts by around 7%.

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15 Dec
SDL tumbles as it warns over 2017 earnings

Shares in SDL tumbled on Friday after the software maker warned that its adjusted earnings for 2017 will be below current market expectations if some of its software deals don’t close by the end of this year.

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15 Dec
Hornby appoints Kirstie Gould as CFO
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Model train set maker Hornby said on Friday that Kirstie Gould, currently a consultant in the finance department, will take over from chief financial officer David Mullion, who is stepping down from the board at the end of this month.

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15 Dec
London open: Stocks flat amid worries over US tax bill passage
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London stocks were little changed in early trade on Friday amid worries about the passing of the US tax bill and as investors eyed the next phase of the Brexit saga.

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15 Dec
Tritax Big Box extends debt facility
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Real estate investment trust Tritax Big Box has agreed terms to extend the maturity on its existing loan facility with Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen Girozentrale.

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15 Dec
Persimmon chairman resigns over executive pay dispute
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The chairman of housebuilder Persimmon, Nicholas Wrigley, is planning to retire following a dispute over an incentive scheme for executive pay.

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15 Dec
Sky and BT to sell each other's channels
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Sky and BT have agreed a deal to sell their channels on each other’s platforms.

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15 Dec
Friday newspaper round-up: HS2, Airbus, Millennium & Copthorne
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The US’s top media regulator voted to end rules protecting an open internet on Thursday, a move critics warn will hand control of the future of the web to cable and telecoms companies. At a packed meeting of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, the watchdog’s commissioners voted three to two to dismantle the “net neutrality” rules that prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from charging websites more for delivering certain services or blocking others should they, for example, compete with services the cable company also offers.

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15 Dec
London pre-open: Stocks to nudge lower amid worries about US tax bill
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London stocks were set nudge lower at the open on Friday following downbeat sessions in the US and Asia, as investors worry about the passage of the US tax bill.

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14 Dec
Walt Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets in $52.4bn deal, including Sky stake
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Walt Disney has announced an agreement to buy the entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox in a deal worth around $52. 4bn, including a 39% stake in UK broadcaster Sky.

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14 Dec
US pre-open: Stocks to nudge up ahead of retail sales; Walt Disney announces 21st Century deal
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US futures pointed to a marginally firmer open on Wall Street on Thursday as investors eyed the release of key retail sales data.

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14 Dec
London midday: Stocks maintain slight losses as BoE stands pat
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London stocks were still slightly weaker by midday on Thursday as the Bank of England stood pat on monetary policy, as widely expected.

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14 Dec
Debenhams boosted by Investec upgrade to 'hold'
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Debenhams got a boost on Thursday as Investec upgraded its stance on the stock to 'hold' from 'sell' following a drop in the share price.

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14 Dec
Lonmin surges as it agrees £285m Sibanye-Stillwater takeover
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Lonmin shares rose sharply on Thursday after the platinum miner agreed to be taken over by South Africa's Sibanye-Stillwater in an all-share deal that values the group at around £285m.

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