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28 Apr
S&P reaffirms AA rating on UK, outlook clouded by Brexit
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Standard&Poor's reaffirmed its rating on the United Kingdom's long-term sovereign debt but warned of the potential impact on the economy from the uncertainty around the Brexit negotiations and their eventual outcome.

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28 Apr
London close: FTSE lower as UK, US growth in Q1 disappoints, sterling up
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Stocks in London drifted to a lower close on Friday as a rise in sterling weighed on blue chips and both UK and US preliminary economic growth data disappointed investors on both sides of the Atlantic.

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27 Apr
Merkel warns UK not to approach Brexit talks with "illusions"
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German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that British people should not harbour "illusions" about the country's fate in the aftermath of Brexit.

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26 Apr
London close: FTSE higher ahead of Trump's tax reform unveiling
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Stocks in London ended Wednesday on a positive note ahead of US President Donald Trump's big unveiling of his much-anticipated tax reform proposals.

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26 Apr
Deutsche Bank executive warns Brexit could endanger 4,000 jobs
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One of Deutsche Bank's top executives has warned as many as 4,000 jobs at the lender could be at risk due to Britain's impending departure from the European Union.

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26 Apr
Banks to begin shift to European shores soon, Barclays CEO says
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Barclays CEO Jes Staley has said many international banks will begin the process of moving operations away from Britain "reasonably" soon due to concerns about Brexit.

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25 Apr
London close: FTSE consolidates Macron gains as gaze turns to US tax reforms
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Stocks in London spent Tuesday consolidating their gains after Monday's sprint higher on the outcome of the first round of voting in France's presidential election, with traders now turning their attentions to potential US tax reforms.

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25 Apr
EU to demand customs fraud solution in Brexit negotiations
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The UK government must agree to a deal to prevent large-scale customs fraud being routed from China via Britain as part of any Brexit trade deal, according to newspaper reports.

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24 Apr
FX round-up: Sterling endures tough time after Macron cheer boosts euro
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Sterling had a tough time on major crosses, tumbling against a resurgent euro after centrist and pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron won the first round of France's presidential election.

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24 Apr
London close: FTSE firmly ahead on Macron cheer
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Stocks in London ended their Monday firmly ahead as investors took cheer from centrist and pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron winning the first round of France's presidential election.

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24 Apr
Commodities: Gold markedly lower on Macron's first-round win in France presidential vote
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The price of gold was markedly lower on Monday afternoon as investors reacted with ecstasy to centrist and pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron winning the first round of France's presidential election.

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21 Apr
May entering negotiations with Brussels with an open mind
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Theresa May is not looking for Britain to exit the European Union without clinching a Brexit deal with Brussels, one of the bloc's highest-ranking officials said on Friday.

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19 Apr
Snap election 'an excuse to do nothing' - WPP chief Sorrell
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The CEO of advertising giant WPP has said the decision of Theresa May to call a snap election later this year is "just another excuse to do nothing".

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19 Apr
ITV to hold televised election debate in spite of May refusal
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ITV has confirmed it will host at least one television debate for the snap election despite Prime Minister Theresa May saying she will not take part.

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19 Apr
MPs vote overwhelmingly for snap election
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MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding the early election on 8 June.

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19 Apr
George Osborne to step down as MP
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Former Chancellor George Osborne will not contest his seat in the snap election on 8 June.

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19 Apr
Theresa May rules out TV election debates
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Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that she will not take part in television debates for the snap general election to be held on 8 June.

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19 Apr
Euro area visible trade surplus widens in March
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The euro area's visible trade surplus increased sharply in February, prompting a positive reaction from economists despite the sharp drop seen in the bloc's imports from the rest of the world.

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18 Apr
Analysts say June election could help Brexit negotiations but also Tory domestic policies
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Prime Minister Theresa May has called a snap general election on the 8 June, depending on her gathering two thirds of MPs approval in Parliament to repeal the Fixed Term Parliament Act.

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