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16 Oct
Tuesday preview: UK inflation could top 3pc; results from Pearson, Merlin, Asos
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UK and eurozone inflation will be the big focus of the day, while the new reporting season kicks in with Asos, Bellway, London Stocks Exchange, Merlin Entertainment, Pearson and Virgin Money.

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16 Oct
FirstBank willing to go hostile for Aldermore as analysts spy further bids
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South African's FirstRand bank said on Monday it would be prepared to mount a hostile bid for smaller UK peer Aldermore if the challenger bank's board do not approve the deal.

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16 Oct
Spending falls in pubs and restaurants as consumers stay home
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Pubs, bars and restaurants last month endured their biggest sales fall in a year, with London restaurants hardest hit in an industry facing a squeezed consumer and rising costs.

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16 Oct
ConvaTec warns on full year and 2018 targets after supply issues
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ConvaTec Group warned that revenues and profits for the full year will be lower than it had previously guided and that growth targets in 2018 may need to be adjusted.

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16 Oct
Polymetal International hails record production, confirms targets
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Russian miner Polymetal International continued to produce strong levels of gold in the third quarter, with production up 26% and revenues for the quarter rising 17%.

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16 Oct
Interserve confirms talks with lenders

Interserve on Monday said that it is "engaged in constructive and ongoing discussions with its lenders", confirming rumours that had been mooted in the media.

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13 Oct
London midday: Footsie treading lower as pound picks up on Brexit talk
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London stocks pared some of their early losses by midday on Friday, having retreated fairly sharply from a record close the previous day as the pound climbed on rumours about the Brexit negotiations.

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13 Oct
FTSE 100 movers: Pearson picks up pre-update, GKN trips over profit warning
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London's blue chip stocks were leaning to the downside on Friday amid a sterling recovery, though mining stocks were doing their best to lift the mood.

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13 Oct
Facebook starts taking food orders, hitting Just Eat
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Facebook users can now order takeaway food directly from the social media app, adding a big name into an increasingly crowded market for the likes of Just Eat, UberEats and Deliveroo.

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13 Oct
US consumer price inflation disappoints
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US headline inflation increased less than expected last month but core prices jumped well above forecasts, according to data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Friday.

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13 Oct
City regulator met Saudi Aramco before unveiling new IPO rules

The City's chief watchdog, Andrew Bailey, revealed on Friday that he met with Saudi Aramco early this year to tell the oil giant about plans to change listing rules that could allow it to float in London.

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13 Oct
Renewi shares slide after Credit Suisse downgrade
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Credit Suisse downgraded its rating on Renewi, the former Shanks Group, as the shares are pretty much up with events after the strong gains since its merger with Van Gansewinkel first emerged.

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13 Oct
Provident Financial stems losses from home credit business
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Provident Financial has begun to staunch the blood flow at its doorstep lending business after two profit warnings earlier this year, though analysts were divided as to whether the non-standard lender is out of the woods yet.

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13 Oct
China trade data shows economy still expanding, commodities stocks lifted
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China's exports and imports continue to strengthened, trade data showed overnight, giving a boost to commodities stocks around the globe.

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12 Oct
FTSE 250 movers: Just Eat scoots higher, N Brown slips down

The FTSE 250 was up on Thursday, led by good regulatory news for Just Eat and a group of financial stocks.

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12 Oct
Friday preview: More Provident horrors to emerge on Friday 13th?

Investors will be peeking between their fingers for any Friday 13th horrors from Provident Financial after plenty of bloodletting at the doorstep lender this year, while an already-spooked dollar could provoke some screams if US inflation data is a shocker.

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12 Oct
Royal Mail wins court injunction to prevent strike
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Royal Mail has won a High Court injunction to block a 48-hour strike planned by postal workers next week.

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12 Oct
UK housing market varying widely by region - RICS
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The latest survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors showed the UK housing market continued to lack momentum in September as demand from new buyers and sales fell again and the shift in interest rate expectations contributed caution in a slowing market.

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12 Oct
Carillion confirms 'more than one' approach for UK healthcare business
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Carillion said it has received bids from "more than one credible counterparty" for a possible acquisition of its UK healthcare business.

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12 Oct
Brexit talks hit 'deadlock' over divorce bill, EU's Barnier says
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The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator says talks with Britain have reached "deadlock" over the divorce bill but "decisive progress" could be made by Christmas.

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