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18:21
Commodities: Brent rally continues as inventories decline
BP, oil, gas

Brent crude continued its rally higher on Wednesday, fuelled by a reduction in oil inventories from the US, which fell by 7. 2m barrels, versus expectations for a smaller drop of 3. 3m.

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18:03
FX round-up: Aussie recovers from overnight weakness after CPI falls short
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The Aussie lost some ground against the US dollar in overnight trading as figures showed quarter-on-quarter inflation missed expectations of 0. 4% with a print of just 0. 2%.

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17:30
London close: Stocks close slightly higher as ITV rallies; UK GDP digested
London Stock Exchange, markets, traders, trading, City, shares

London stocks ended Wednesday's session sightly higher following a well-received update from broadcaster ITV and a deluge of other earnings news, as investors digested the latest reading on the UK economy, which met expectations.

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15:48
Trump to ban transgender people from serving in US military
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US President Donald Trump has announced that transgender people will no longer be allowed to serve in the country’s military as the medical costs are too high.

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15:30
FTSE 250 movers: Tullow gushes on better revenues; Marston's goes flat
Canary Wharf and the O2, London Docklands; markets, finance, City

Tullow Oil led the FTSE 250 risers as it gushed higher after reporting higher revenues despite swinging to a pre-tax loss in the first half. The numbers were in line with expectations and investors were clearly pleased as the stock rose almost 7%.

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15:20
US new homes sales rise less than expected in June
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Sales of new US single-family homes rose a little less than expected in June, according to official data released on Wednesday.

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15:06
Apple to build three new US plants, Trump says
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US tech giant Apple will build three major manufacturing plants in the country , according to President Donald Trump.

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14:39
FTSE 100 movers: ITV rallies on update; GSK drops after cutting guidance
London Stock Exchange AIM LSE shares

London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 3% to 7,457. 60 in afternoon trade as investors continued to mull over the latest UK GDP release.

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12:19
London midday: Stocks hold gains as GDP meets expectations
London Stock Exchange AIM LSE shares

London stocks were maintaining gains by midday as investors waded through a deluge of earnings and digested the latest reading on the UK economy, which met expectations.

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10:03
UK mortgage approvals tick lower in June
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UK mortgage approvals fell in June, albeit less than expected, according to data released by UK Finance.

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08:49
London open: Stocks edge higher ahead of UK GDP, Fed rate announcement
London Stock Exchange AIM LSE shares

London stocks edged higher in early trade on Wednesday as investors waded through a deluge of earnings ahead of the release of UK gross domestic product data and a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.

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07:40
London pre-open: Stocks seen muted ahead of GDP, FOMC
London Stock Exchange AIM LSE shares

London stocks were set for a muted open on Wednesday as investors eyed the release of UK gross domestic product data and a policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.

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25 Jul
FX round-up: Euro trades at two-year highs aided by continued dollar weakness
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Currency movements in Tuesday's session were a little more exciting than they were at the start of the week, with sterling up against the dollar and the euro following suit, with EUR/USD trading at two-year highs.

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25 Jul
Commodities: Profit-taking hits gold ahead of FOMC statement
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Tuesday saw some money coming off the table as investors looked to be taking some profits on gold ahead of Wednesday's FOMC statement after a month high of $1,258 was hit in the previous session.

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25 Jul
London close: FTSE pushes higher with help from miners
London Stock Exchange, markets, traders, trading, City, shares

London stocks closed higher on Tuesday, underpinned by strength in the mining sector as investors digested a flurry of earnings reports.

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25 Jul
US consumer confidence unexpectedly improves in July

US consumer confidence unexpectedly rose to a four-month high in July, according to the latest data from the Conference Board.

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25 Jul
FTSE 100 movers: Miners shine on copper rise; Provident Financial in the doldrums
Canary Wharf and the O2, London Docklands; markets, finance, City

Miners dominated the FTSE 100 top 10 risers on Tuesday as rising copper prices added some shine to the afternoon's trading.

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25 Jul
US house price growth slows in May - S&P/Case-Shiller
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US house price growth eased in May, according to the S&P/Case-Shiller National Home Price Index.

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25 Jul
FTSE 250 movers: Victrex rallies after update; Acacia loses its shine
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London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 1% to 19,632. 77 in afternoon trade as investors sifted through earnings.

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25 Jul
Trump doubles down on Sessions criticism as firing reports grow
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US President Donald Trump fired another barrage of criticism towards his attorney general Jeff Sessions on Tuesday as reports suggest he is preparing to sack the country’s top law official.

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