FULL LIST OF STORIES
16:39
Friday preview: UK GDP story should remain unchanged

UK national growth figures for the fourth quarter of last year will be the main economic data event on Friday, along with details on the current account and the index of services and house price data from Nationwide.

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16:01
UK's Brexit bill could be EUR25bn - or even less
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Britain’s Brexit bill for separating from the European Union could be as low as €25bn, according to a respected European think tank, which puts the figure at around half of the bloc's €60bn initial claim.

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14:45
Watchdog fines City banker for sharing client info over WhatsApp

A City banker at US firm Jefferies International was fined by the City watchdog on Thursday for sharing confidential client information over WhatsApp.

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12:12
UK economic sentiment surges to 18-month high but inflation a major threat
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UK economic sentiment in March rose to its highest level in 18 months, with business confidence improving in the services, retail and construction sectors, while remaining high in industry.

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11:43
BowLeven chairman resigns amid activism upheaval

Bowleven has terminated the contracts of two executive directors and chairman Billy Allan has resigned from the Africa focused oil and gas group with immediate effect, following pressure from dissident shareholder Crown Ocean Capital (COC).

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11:15
Carr's issues profit warning on US feeds, UK manufacturing hitches
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Agriculture and engineering group Carr's warned that profits for the year will be "significantly below" expectations, despite an improving UK agriculture performance.

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09:40
3i Infrastructure on track after full deployment of cash
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3i Infrastructure said its portfolio continues to perform in line with expectations and it remained on track to deliver a full year dividend of 7. 55p per share.

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08:41
Tobacco packaging restrictions hit sales at Booker
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Amid external pressure on its proposed takeover by Tesco, Booker saw total fourth-quarter sales hit hard by the new tobacco display ban and plain packaging restrictions.

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08:20
Imperial Brands in-line to hit first-half targets
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Tobacco company Imperial Brands said it remained on target to hit first-half targets, with both revenues and earnings set to be up strongly at the reported level thanks to the weak pound.

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29 Mar
Director dealings: Biopharma Credit director buys after IPO

Biopharma Credit director Colin Bond has snapped up £100,000 of shares in the newly listed investment trust, which is focused on generating sustainable income distributions from exposure to the debt assets issued by the life sciences industry.

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29 Mar
Allergy Therapeutics starts strong ahead of big second half
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Allergy Therapeutics reported strong underlying revenue growth in the first half, boosted by an increased market share for its flagship Pollinex Quattro allergy treatment and one analyst feels the company's run of bad luck might be ending.

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29 Mar
Ofcom demands changes to BBC broadcasting output
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Ofcom, which on Monday will become the first independent regulator of the BBC, has proposed a wide-ranging set of new rules for the public broadcaster, including imposing minimum quotas on television and radio output of news, arts and sports and greater spending on original programming.

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29 Mar
'No flights' between UK and Europe from 2019 is possibility, warns Ryanair
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There could be no flights between the UK and Europe in the immediate aftermath of Britain exiting the European Union, according to one airline.

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29 Mar
Pernod hikes prices for Absolut vodka, Beefeater gin after pound slump
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Pernod Ricard, owner of popular alcohol brands including Absolut vodka, Jameson whiskey and Malibu rum, has hiked UK prices on its spirits and wines in order to counterbalance the effect of the pound's slump since the Brexit referendum and rising inflation.

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29 Mar
Saga sags as results disappoint despite 18% dividend hike
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Over-50's insurer and tour operator Saga proposed an 18% dividend hike after delivering a solid year of profits growth.

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29 Mar
Brexit timeline: May's Article 50 letter kicks off divorce proceedings
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Wednesday will see Britain fire the starter's gun on the two-year negotiating process to separate from the European Union by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty - though the bloc's response and hence the major market response is not likely until Friday.

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29 Mar
No end in sight for iron ore supply glut, BHP warns
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BHP Billiton iron ore chief Edgar Basto has warned that the supply of low-cost seaborne iron ore is expected to grow faster than demand, but assured that company is well-positioned to continue to grow value and shareholder returns.

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28 Mar
Director dealings: XL Media chief shuffles his stake
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XL Media chief executive Ory Weihs rearranged his shareholding in the AIM-listed, dividend paying digital performance marketing company, by selling £4. 9m of indirectly held shares and simultaneously buying £1. 1m worth of stock directly.

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28 Mar
Carnival speeds to strong start fuelled by demand for Caribbean cruises
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Cruise ship operator Carnival reported better than expected revenue yields for the first quarter and said bookings for the rest of 2017 were well ahead of the prior year with prices rising faster than costs.

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28 Mar
Petrofac wins $1.3bn EPC contract with Kuwait Oil Company
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Petrofac won a three-year contract worth roughly $1. 3bn from the Kuwait Oil Company to design and build a gathering centre in the Burgan oil field, in the south east of the country.

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