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13:51
Japan's Shinzo Abe calls snap elections, seeks constitutional reform
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called early elections, citing the need for a new mandate in order to deal with the crisis on the Korean peninsula and for constitutional reform to strengthen the country's military.

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12:17
Trump widens travel ban to include North Korea, Venezuela and Chad
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US President Donald Trump has extended his travel restrictions to the country to include North Korea, Venezuela and Chad.

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12:14
London midday: Stocks off lows as sterling slips versus dollar
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London stocks were down but off earlier lows by midday, helped along by a weakening of the pound versus the dollar, although the currency remained firmer against the euro after Angela Merkel secured a fourth term as German chancellor but with the tricky task of setting up a coalition.

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09:40
German business confidence deteriorates in September - Ifo
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German business confidence unexpectedly deteriorated in September, according to a widely-followed survey released on Monday.

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09:35
Merkel returned as German chancellor despite election losses
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German chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term as the country’s leader, with her CDU/CSU joint effort remaining the largest in the parliament after Sunday’s election.

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08:44
London open: Stocks in the red as pound rallies but Imagination Technologies surges
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London stocks fell in early trade on Monday as the pound gained ground against the euro after Angela Merkel secured a fourth term as German chancellor but with the tricky task of setting up a coalition, although chip designer Imagination Technologies bucked the trend on deal news.

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07:40
London pre-open: Stocks seen slightly lower as pound gains vs euro on German election
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London stocks were set for a slightly weaker open on Monday as the pound gained ground against the euro after Angela Merkel secured a fourth term as German chancellor but with the tricky task of setting up a coalition.

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22 Sep
FX round-up: North Korea renews threats, Brexit vision outlined
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Friday trading saw a fair degree of volatility, with key data releases from the Eurozone, fresh threats from North Korea and UK Prime Minister Theresa May delivering a speech outlining her view for Brexit.

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22 Sep
Thousands of steel workers protest ThyssenKrupp merger in Germany
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Thousands of steel workers gathered in Western Germany on Friday to protest the proposed merger of ThyssenKrupp and Tata Steel's European operations which was expected to result in approximately 4,000 job losses.

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22 Sep
London Close: FTSE firmer as pound losses ground after May speech
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London stocks had reversed earlier losses to trade a little higher by Friday's close, helped along by a weaker pound as investors weighed up a key speech by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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22 Sep
FTSE 250 movers: Pets at Home dashes higher, oilers also lifted
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The FTSE 250 index was on the front foot on Friday, led by retailer Pets at Home and a group of oil-related companies.

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22 Sep
FTSE 100 movers: Johnson Matthey rallies again but Smiths drops on results
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London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 6% to 7,305. 66 in afternoon trade on Friday as investors mulled over PM Theresa May's Brexit speech in Florence.

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22 Sep
International Aids Society announces 'exciting breakthough' in HIV treatment and prevention
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In what it called an "exciting breakthrough" in HIV treatment, the International Aids Society announced that scientists had engineered a new antibody that attacks 99% of known strains of the virus.

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22 Sep
US economy shows resilience in face of hurricanes - Markit
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Business activity in the US picked up in September despite hurricanes Harvey and Irma, as growth in the manufacturing sector helped to offset an easing in services, according to preliminary data released on Friday.

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22 Sep
US trade chief criticises Mexico and Canada over imports
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America's top trade official pointed to the declining share of US-made parts and components in imports from Canada and Mexico to justify the need to take a "fresh look" at the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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22 Sep
Merkel heavy favourite to retain position as Chancellor
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel was the heavy favourite to retain her position against Martin Schulz before the Bundestag election on 24 September.

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22 Sep
French GDP growth confirmed at 0.5% in second quarter
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France's economy continued to expand at a steady clip over the three months to June on the back of strong growth in fixed asset investment and exports.

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22 Sep
London midday: Stocks pop higher as pound slips ahead of May speech
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London stocks had reversed earlier losses to trade a little higher by midday, helped along by a weaker pound as investors awaited a key speech by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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22 Sep
Iran president Rouhani vows to strengthen missiles after Trump speech
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Donald Trump’s criticism of Iran in his speech at the UN this week has only served to strengthen the country’s determination to increase its missile capability, president Hassan Rouhani has said.

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22 Sep
Spain delays 2018 Budget due to opposition from Spanish Basque nationalist party PNV
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The political uncertainty in Catalonia has reportedly forced the country's government to postpone its push in parliament to approve the 2018 budget as Spain's Basque nationalist party (PNV) has, for the time being at least, apparently threatened to withdraw its support.

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