INTERNATIONAL NEWS
23 Jun
Capital Economics sees limited upside for FTSE 100 in 2017 (and next)
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The UK economy's performance will continue to exceed forecasts but multiple headwinds will just about brake any further gains in the FTSE 100 in 2017, analysts at one of the City's top research shops said.

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23 Jun
US oil rig count keeps climbing, Baker Hughes says
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The number of oil rigs in operation in the US continued to climb last week, increasing by 11 to 758, according to the results of the most widely-followed survey tracking them.

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23 Jun
Europe close: Stocks end off lows as oil futures perk up
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Stocks came off their worst levels of the day as crude oil futures perked up and trading on Wall Street got off to a positive start.

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23 Jun
US open: Stocks edge higher at the end of the week
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Gains for steel and biotech shares saw Wall Street edge higher amid better than expected economic data and some dovish Fedspeak.

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23 Jun
Price pressures grow in US in June, PMIs show
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Private sector firms in the US continued to record a solid rate of expansion amid signs that economic growth might pick up again, the results of a widely-followed survey showed.

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23 Jun
Citizens from EU countries will be able to stay reiterates May
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Prime Minister Theresa May defended her proposals regarding the future rights of EU citizens in the UK.

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23 Jun
McDonald's teams up with Uber to trial McDelivery service in UK
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Fast food giant McDonald’s will now be able to bring your Big Mac directly to your sofa - as it trials a new UK delivery service in partnership with Uber.

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23 Jun
US new home sales beat forecasts in May, prices jump
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Activity in America's residential real estate market continued to hum along at a solid pace last month, the latest official revealed, amid sharp price increases.

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23 Jun
US central bank should wait and see how economy plays out, Fed's Bullard says
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The president of the Federal Reserve bank of St. Louis joined those rate-setters who preferred to defer the next interest rate hike.

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23 Jun
Donald Tusk says UK rights proposal 'below expectations'
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European Council President Donald Tusk has said Theresa May’s offer to protect EU citizens’ rights post-Brexit is “below our expectations”.

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23 Jun
Sydney to erect barricades to prevent a likely vehicle attack
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Sydney police said on Friday they will deploy concrete barricades in the city to prevent the risk of a vehicle attack by extremists.

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23 Jun
Saudis tell Qatar to shut down al-Jazeera as part of deal to end blockade
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Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states on Friday demanded the closure of broadcaster al-Jazeera, among other conditions, in return for the lifting of its trade and diplomatic sanctions.

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23 Jun
US pre-open: Stocks seen a little weaker ahead of data, Fedspeak
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US futures pointed to a slightly weaker open on Friday as investors eyed a slew of data including new home sales, manufacturing figures and the Baker Hughes oil rig count.

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23 Jun
French GDP edges past forecasts in first quarter of 2017
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A sharp pick-up in gross capital formation helped to offset a slowdown in household spending in France at the start of the year.

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23 Jun
Asia report: Markets mixed as China looks to crack down on banks
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Markets in Asia finished mixed on Friday, with traders growing concerned over reports that banking regulators in China were looking to quiz banks over their offshore asset investments.

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23 Jun
Italian industrial orders slip in April
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Italian industrial orders slipped in April, with demand from abroad weakest.

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23 Jun
IHS Markit euro area composite PMI weakens in June
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A key barometre of the euro area economy retreated, weighed down by weakness in services sector activity.

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23 Jun
Trump denies obstruction of justice, rejects tape claims
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Donald Trump has strongly denied allegations that he has obstructed the FBI investigation into links between his campaign and Russia, and also said he does not have tapes of his conversations with former director of the agency, James Comey.

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22 Jun
US close: Markets end Thursday slightly lower
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Wall Street's main indices finished slightly lower on Thursday, against a backdrop of solid readings on the jobs and housing markets.

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22 Jun
Europe close: Stocks edge higher
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European markets finished the session slightly higher for the most part, against a backdrop of positive economic data and heavy news-flow news regarding continued deal-making in the corporate space.

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