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22 Jun
Friday preview: Eurozone and US flash PMIs to give early GDP growth reading

The UK corporate diary is all but empty on Friday, with most financial events happening away on foreign shores, with first 'flash' readings of June surveys for the eurozone and US.

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22 Jun
UK population increases at fastest rate since WW2
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Britain's population has swelled to nearly 67 million with growth in the past year reaching the fastest rate in almost 70 years, official figures showed on Thursday, boosted by continued net international migration.

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22 Jun
UK industrial trend improves more than expected - CBI survey says
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UK manufacturing is bouncing back, the CBI industrial trends survey showed on Thursday as the headline total orders balance came in much higher than forecast.

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22 Jun
Imagination Technologies put up for sale as Apple dispute continues
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Imagination Technologies Group has formally put itself up for sale and is in talks about a potential takeover after receiving interest from "a number of parties" in recent weeks, which analysts suggested could include Intel, Qualcomm or even Apple.

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22 Jun
Mortgage lending robust but buy-to-let rebound fails to appear
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UK mortgage lending remained resilient in May, according to figures released by the industry on Thursday, but forecasts for a revival in buy-to-let lending have proved wrong.

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22 Jun
Diageo's $1bn acquisition of George Clooney tequila 'might be a bargain'
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Diageo has agreed to acquire super-premium US tequila brand Casamigos for $1bn from actor George Clooney and other founders, which may disappoint investors who expected the drinks group to announce a cash return instead.

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22 Jun
Ultra Electronics remains confident despite US order delays
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Ultra Electronics, the technology focused defence and security products group, said US orders continued to be held back by the delayed government budget but that its full year expectations remained unchanged.

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22 Jun
Shire gets European thumbs-up for VWD bleeding disorder treatment
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Shire has received a marketing authorisation application from the European Medicines Agency for doctors to use its Veyvondi treatment on adult patients with the bleeding disorder von Willebrand Disease.

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22 Jun
Saga cruises off to 'good' start on quest for new Possibilities
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Saga, the provider of products for the over-50s, said its insurance and travels business had enjoyed a "good" first quarter as it begins a major transition to a new business model.

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21 Jun
Thursday preview: CBI survey to ease, Saga and Chemring report

Thursday should be a quieter day on the UK financial calendar, with the CBI industrial trends survey providing macroeconomic data and little in the way of scheduled results apart from updates from mid-sized names including Saga, Chemring and Go-Ahead Group.

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21 Jun
Queen's speech sees embattled May change tack, DUP demands to the fore
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In the Queen's speech to formally open parliament, Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government announced an intention to "provide certainty" over Brexit and maintain a "deep and special" alliance with the EU, as well as proposing a review of terror laws, technical education and mental health care.

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21 Jun
St Modwen JV sells Nine Elms Square to China's Wanda
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St Modwen Properties expects to receive £190m from the sale of the Nine Elms Square in Battersea, London after it was sold to Chinese buyers on Wednesday.

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21 Jun
UK budget deficit falls to decade low but expected to rise this year
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UK public borrowing declined more than expected in May, providing encouraging reading for Chancellor Philip Hammond, although the budget deficit is still expected to increase over the rest of the year as the economy weakens.

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21 Jun
Whitbread sales froth up at Costa and Premier in first quarter

Whitbread booked in a strong start to its new financial year, with revenues at its Premier Inn hotels accelerating and Costa coffee shops sales returning to like-for-like growth.

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21 Jun
Berkeley Group hoists profits 53pc, remains confident despite headwinds
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Housebuilder Berkeley Group lifted annual pre-tax profits 53% and while it warned the business was facing "a number of headwinds and a period of prolonged uncertainty" around its core London housing market, it had £2. 7bn of forward sales booked and remained confident of delivering its profits guidance for the next four years.

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21 Jun
Wednesday preview: Queen's speech worth watching, Whitbread reports
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The Queen's speech to open parliament will dominate the news in the UK on Wednesday, while the financial calendar includes public sector borrowing data and results from Whitbread and Berkeley.

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21 Jun
US close: Falling oil prices, rising dollar and mixed Fedspeak dents stocks
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Falling oil prices weighed on Wall Street to drag stocks indices back from their record highs as a septic stock environment was created amid a higher dollar and mixed remarks from top US central bank policymakers.

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20 Jun
UK culture secretary Bradley mulls Fox's Sky takeover
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Culture Secretary Karen Bradley said by next Friday she would decide whether Sky's takeover by 21st Century Fox should be referred to full competition investigation.

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20 Jun
Barclays charged by Serious Fraud Office over 2008 Qatar deal
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Barclays and four former executives have been charged by the Serious Fraud Office with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance over the bank's emergency fundraising deal with Qatar at the height of the financial crisis.

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20 Jun
Hammond speech pushes for transitionary period post Brexit
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Chancellor Philip Hammond used his Mansion House speech to assure the City that he would try and press for a transitionary agreement keeping the UK in the customs union until new rules are implemented.

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