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19:18
Sunday newspaper round-up: Poundland, Lloyds, Brexit, broadband, Amazon
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The scandal-hit parent company of high street discount chain Poundland will this week face key creditors and insurers at a meeting that could determine the future of its British retail operations. Poundland is already under intense pressure after Atradius - one of the credit insurers on which suppliers rely to ensure they get paid - reduced its cover for the group. Reliable industry sources say another credit insurer, Euler Hermes, is also considering cutting cover.

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19:17
Sunday share tips: Carpetright, Biffa
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In the Sunday Times’ 'Inside the City' column this week, Ben Laurence was focussing on carpet retailer Carpetright, which delivered “lacklustre” interim results last week.

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15 Dec
Week ahead: US data, Catalan elections in focus
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The focus in the coming week will continue to be on the ebb and flow of data out of the US, including Republicans' progress on securing passage of their tax cuts.

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15 Dec
London close: Footsie gains as pound drops, Wall Street hits fresh highs
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The top flight index recovered some ground on Friday, but mostly on account of weakness in Sterling after German Chancellor Angela Merkel reportedly echoed other European Union officials, saying "the most difficult phase is ahead of us".

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15 Dec
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 finished the week up 90. 09 points, or 1. 22%, at 7,490. 57.

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15 Dec
US open: Stocks jump as Republicans move to secure passage of tax cuts
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Wall Street is heading higher again on Friday amid news that Republicans were tweaking their proposed tax cuts in order to secure prompt passage of the US tax bill.

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15 Dec
FCC votes to end net neutrality in US
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The Federal Communications Commission has voted to revoke net neutrality legislation introduced by Barack Obama in order to limit the power of large telecoms firms.

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15 Dec
70% chance of Trump attacking North Korea if it continues its military tests
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Republican Senator Lindsey Graham puts the odds of the Trump administration ordering an attack on North Korea if it performs another nuclear test at 70%.

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15 Dec
Airbus chief executive to step down in board shake-up
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The chief executive of French planemaker Airbus will step down from his position in 2019 as the company announced a major shake-up of its management team.

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15 Dec
FTSE 250 movers: TalkTalk rises but Serco gives back gains
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London’s FTSE 250 was up 0. 1% to 20,023. 23 in afternoon trade on Friday as the Christmas lull kicked in.

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15 Dec
US industrial production rises slightly less than expected in November
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Industrial production in the States rose slightly less quickly than expected last month, despite higher output of business equipment and materials.

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15 Dec
Strategic Minerals renegotiates acquisition of Leigh Creek Copper Mine
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Diversified mineral production and development company Strategic Minerals announced on Friday that, after the successful completion of technical and financial due diligence on the Leigh Creek Copper Mine company, it has agreed to continue with the acquisition on renegotiated terms.

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15 Dec
FTSE 100 movers: Sky jumps but retailers retreat on H&M sales
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London’s FTSE 100 was up 0. 3% to 7,469. 23 in quiet afternoon trade on Friday.

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15 Dec
Gfinity partners with Microsoft for next Halo World Championship
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International esports entertainment group Gfinity has been named as a preferred event partner to Microsoft for the forthcoming ‘Halo World Championship 2018’ for the next season, it announced on Friday.

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15 Dec
Hutchison Chi-Med begins fruquintinib trial in US
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Hutchison China MediTech, known as Chi-Med, has initiated the United States Phase I bridging clinical trial of fruquintinib, it announced on Friday.

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15 Dec
Ceres Power upbeat ahead of half-year point
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Solid oxide fuel cell technology developer Ceres Power Holdings updated the market on its trading ahead of the end of the six month period to 31 December on Friday.

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15 Dec
Conviviality offers failed P&H £25m for 109 stores
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Independent alcohol wholesaler and distributor of alcohol and impulse products Conviviality announced on Friday that its wholly-owned subsidiary Bargain Booze has offered to acquire the business and assets of 109 convenience stores, and the rights as franchisor of a further 18 franchisee-operated stores trading under the fascia 'Central Convenience'.

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15 Dec
Nektan's Respin signs deal with Seven Feathers Casino
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Respin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nektan, has reached an agreement with Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Oregon.

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15 Dec
Brexit: EU leaders agree to move to second phase of talks
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European Union leaders have agreed to start the next phase of Brexit negotiations on Friday, having given Prime Minister Theresa May's overnight speech a warm reception.

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15 Dec
Luxembourg appeals EU ruling for Amazon to collect €250m in unpaid taxes
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Luxembourg is mounting a challenge to an EU ruling which ordered it to collect €250m in unpaid taxes from US tech giant Amazon.

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