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22 Aug
Wednesday preview: WPP results under spotlight, while eurozone and US PMI eyed
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Wednesday offers a slight lull in the week, but there is still a barrage of services and manufacturing purchasing managers' index surveys across Europe and from the US, plus results from WPP and Premier Oil.

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22 Aug
UK manufacturing orders on the up, finds CBI industrial trends
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UK manufacturing order books swelled this month and are expected to remain strong into the autumn thanks to the continued weakness of the pound.

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22 Aug
Big supermarkets hit four-year sales record, but discounters taking bigger slice
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UK supermarkets had an eventful past few months, with the big four supermarkets enjoying their strongest run in four years and discounter Lidl stepping up to become the seventh largest grocer in the country.

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22 Aug
UK public borrowing delivers 'freak' surplus for July
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UK public sector borrowing produced a first surplus in July for 15 years thanks to a one-off jump in self-assessment tax receipts.

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22 Aug
Wood Group earnings fall more than forecast amid tough North Sea
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First half earnings from oil services engineer Wood Group were down more than expected due to a challenging North Sea performance, though a stronger second half is expected to keep the full year on track.

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22 Aug
Cairn Energy sets out oil resource for Senegal's SNE field
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Having completed a five-well appraisal drilling programme offshore Senegal earlier in the summer, Cairn Energy said it now was targeting production rates of 75,000-125,000 barrels of oil per day with first oil planned 2021-2023.

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21 Aug
Tuesday preview: Public deficit due, results from Persimmon, BHP, Cairn
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The UK's public deficit gets its monthly update on Tuesday, along with the CBI's industrial trends survey and results from the likes of BHP Billiton, Cairn Energy, Persimmon and Wood Group.

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21 Aug
St Modwen and Vinci complete Nine Elms sale
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St Modwen Properties has completed the £470m sale of its interest in the 10-acre Nine Elms Square site in London to a subsidiary of Chinese giant Dalian Wanda, which has transferred ownership to an unnamed third party.

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21 Aug
HSBC cuts British Land as political concerns weigh on property stocks
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British Land is likely to see its valuation under pressure for the foreseeable future, said HSBC on Monday, downgrading the property developer and cutting its target price.

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21 Aug
Yellen likely to be replaced as Fed chair by Cohn, economists think
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Janet Yellen is not expected to get a second term as Federal Reserve chair, with Donald Trump's chief economic adviser Gary Cohn seen as the favourite to take over as head of the US central bank.

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21 Aug
House prices fall at sharpest rate this year - Rightmove
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UK house prices fell in August by the largest month-on-month rate this year, but still improved compared to last year and there continued to be a wide variance between the health of the housing market in different parts of the country .

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21 Aug
Rathbone Bros confirms merger talks with Smith & Williamson
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Investment manager Rathbone Brothers confirmed on Monday that it was in exclusive merger talks with financial services provider and corporate adviser Smith & Williamson, as the wave of consolidation continues in the wealth management sector.

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18 Aug
Weeky review

The FTSE 100 finished the week almost flat, up 14. 02 points or 0. 19%, at 7,323. 98.

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18 Aug
Acacia remains a 'buy' for HSBC but target price slashed
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HSBC cut its target price for Acacia Mining by 47% but kept its 'buy' recommendation in place as the months-long spat with the Tanzanian government still hangs over the company.

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18 Aug
AppScatter eyes IPO in early September
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AppScatter Group, a mobile app distribution and management platform, is drumming up institutional investor support for a flotation on London's AIM market in early September.

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18 Aug
London midday: FTSE flops as Trump-risk aversion hits global markets
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London's FTSE 100 index fell below a key technical level as Friday's session wore on, with travel stocks leading the retreat after the terror attacks in Barcelona and the large cabal of overseas focused companies hit by the dollar's weakness amid renewed concerns about the US Presidency.

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18 Aug
Spending at pubs and restaurants holds up despite consumer squeeze
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Spending in at pubs and restaurants in July held firm at fairly subdued levels in July, according to new research published on Friday that indicates consumers are prioritising certain types of spending.

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18 Aug
Airlines fly lower after Barcelona attack
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Airline stocks took a nosedive on Friday morning as the horrific van attack in Barcelona the previous evening was felt likely to hit tourism to the region.

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18 Aug
Undervalued Prudential could get huge upside from break-up - Credit Suisse
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Prudential is already trading at a discount to the UK life insurance sector and, amid rumours of a potential break-up, Credit Suisse calculated there could be considerable upside from such a move.

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18 Aug
London open: Stocks slide following Wall St wobble, airlines hit by Barcelona fears

London stocks nosedived in early trade on Friday, with airlines leading the retreat after the terror attacks in Barcelona and following steep losses overnight on Wall Street amid renewed concerns about the Presidency.

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