BREXIT
22 Feb
London close: FTSE up as Lloyds, Barratt lead blue chips higher
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Shares in London ended Wednesday on a mixed note after confirmation the UK saw better than expected economic growth at the end of 2016, with blue chips benefiting from a softer sterling.

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22 Feb
FX round-up: Sterling, dollar lower as markets anticipate FOMC minutes
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Sterling was mostly lower Wednesday as mixed UK economic data reinvigorated Brexit nerves in the market, with investors' attentions now on the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes due out at 19:00 GMT.

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22 Feb
Commodities: Crude falls as concerns of lingering global glut come to the fore
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Crude futures pushed lower Wednesday as some in the market took a view that the global supply glut of the black liquid is set to last a lot longer.

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22 Feb
Brexit without new trade deal for UK would be 'insane' - Sir Ivan Rogers
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Britain's former trade envoy to the EU has slammed the prospect of Brexit without a new trade deal in place as "insane," with markets having sweated for months about the UK's prospects in a post-separation world.

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21 Feb
FX round-up: Sterling ahead as BoE policymakers show little interest in rate hike
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Sterling firmed on most key crosses Tuesday, shrugging off some earlier softness as Bank of England (BoE) policymakers showed little appetite for lifting interest rates any time soon.

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21 Feb
London close: FTSE ends mixed with HSBC, Mediclinic weighing on blue chips
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London shares were a little mixed at the closing bell, with blue chips led down by the out-of-favour stocks HSBC and Mediclinic on unwelcome news-flow against a backdrop of a weaker sterling.

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21 Feb
European Commission president Juncker warns UK of pricy Brexit
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The UK will have to pick up a hefty bill at the conclusion of Brexit negotiations, according to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker.

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21 Feb
BoE's Haldane warns market of rate-hike expectation dangers
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Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane warned that a spike in market expectations for a central bank interest-rate hike may harm the UK economy, against the already challenging Brexit backdrop, and sees inflation above 2% for three years.

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21 Feb
Britons increasingly concerned about the economy, Nielsen says
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Concerns about the economy rose above those about terrorism or immigration as the date for Brexit negotiations to kick-off loomed closer on the horizon, the results of a survey showed.

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20 Feb
FX round-up: Sterling firms as House of Lords' Brexit discussion begins
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Sterling was overall firmer Monday as UK's House of Lords began discussing Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit Bill, perhaps suggesting a curious sense of hope, while the US dollar drifted lower due to the Presidents Day holiday there.

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20 Feb
London close: Monday malaise stifles FTSE as House of Lords debates Brexit bill
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Equities in London turned in a Monday performance laden with malaise, with Unilever a notable faller as its bid premium evaporated, the US was closed for Presidents Day holiday and lively Brexit discussions began in the UK House of Lords.

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20 Feb
Commodities: Crude rises despite rising US rig count as sterling gains on dollar
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Crude-oil futures are ahead Monday despite a rising rig count in the US, with sterling gaining against the US dollar as the UK Brexit Bill goes before the House of Lords for discussion.

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20 Feb
Sterling rises as House of Lords' Brexit Bill discussion nears
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Sterling has enjoyed a modest uptick on numerous key crosses Monday as the clock ticks closer to the UK House of Lords beginning to discuss Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit Bill from 3pm.

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20 Feb
House of Lords set to debate Article 50 bill
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The House of Lords will start debating the Article 50 bill on Monday with amendments tabled to guarantee the rights of EU citizens in the UK, for greater scrutiny on the process and for a "meaningful vote" at the end of Brexit negotiations.

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20 Feb
UK government has no intention of reversing out of Article 50 once triggered
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UK Prime Minister Theresa May's Tory government has no intention of reversing its formal intention to quit the European Union, once it has been given, a report says.

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19 Feb
Tony Blair emerges on 50/1 odds to return as next Labour leader
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Former prime minister Tony Blair's odds to return as leader of the Labour party shortened following his rallying call to anti-Brexit campaigners on Thursday.

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18 Feb
Boris Johnson crticises Blair's call for people to 'rise up' against Brexit
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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has criticised former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s call for people to “rise up" against Brexit and suggestions of a second referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union.

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17 Feb
London close: FTSE mixed as Unilever flies after rebuffed Kraft Heinz bid
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London stocks closed mixed after a Friday session that saw blue-chip consumer goods giant Unilever fly higher after it slapped away a $143bn offer from Kraft Heinz, which has indicated it will return to the table.

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17 Feb
Euro area investors continue heading for the exits, December current account data shows
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The euro area´s current account surplus dipped in December 2016 amid signs of continuing caution towards the single currency bloc on the part of investors.

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17 Feb
Tony Blair to rally Remainers to keep Britain in EU
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Former Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to rally Remainers to “rise up in defence of what we believe” in an attempt to change the British public’s mind over Brexit.

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