INTERNATIONAL NEWS
02 Oct
US close: Stocks notch record high closes on upbeat manufacturing data
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US stocks kicked off the month of October in style, with all three of the main indices notching record high closes on the back of upbeat manufacturing data.

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02 Oct
Europe close: Stocks close near session highs
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Europe's main stockmarkets ended the session higher with the notable exception of Spain's Ibex 35 following the violence-marred illegal referendum held in Catalonia at the weekend, as the region's leaders chose the path of provocation even after the courts had ruled it was unconstitutional.

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02 Oct
Gunman kills 58 at Las Vegas country music festival
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A gunman killed 58 people and injured 200 more injured at an open-air country music festival at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the Las Vegas strip, in one of the deadliest mass shootings in modern US history.

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02 Oct
US open: Wall Street starts new quarter on front foot
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Wall Street has started the third quarter on the front foot in the wake of a strong reading on US factory sector activity, albeit amid weakness in oil futures as the Greenback extends its recent rebound.

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02 Oct
Las Vegas shootings are an act of pure evil, Trump says
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Donald Trump addressed the media from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House on Monday after having been briefed on Sunday evening's shooting in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of more than 50 people, leaving a further 400 wounded.

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02 Oct
ISM manufacturing index hits highest level since 2004 in September
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Growth in the US economy's manufacturing sector unexpectedly improved in September, according to data from the US Institute for Supply Management.

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02 Oct
Uber's UK head stands down as CEO arrives in London
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Jo Bertram has stood down from her role as head of operations for ride-hailing app Uber in northern Europe as the company's global chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, arrived in London in order to plead his case to Transport for London for the reinstatement of the firm's licence in the capital.

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02 Oct
US manufacturing activity picks up in September - IHS Markit
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Manufacturing activity in the US grew a little more than initially estimated in September, according to figures released on Monday.

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02 Oct
Banks and cyclicals are the place to be, JP Morgan says
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Going into the end of the year, banks and cyclicals are the best place to be as an investor, according to strategists at JP Morgan.

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02 Oct
NI secretary Brokenshire says Bombardier trade tariff is 'unjustified'
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Northern Ireland secretary James Brokenshire has criticised the decision to slap a 220% trade tariff on planemaker Bombardier after action taken by rival Boeing last week.

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02 Oct
Trump says Tillerson is 'wasting his time' with North Korean negotiation efforts
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US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced on Saturday that the White House had been in direct contact with North Korean officials to discuss the rogue nation's nuclear programme.

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02 Oct
EU calls for dialogue in Catalonia but backs Rajoy in independence dispute
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The European Commission has sided with Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy in the fallout related to Catalonia's tumultuous independence referendum, backing his claim that the vote was illegal but also calling for dialogue between Madrid and Barcelona.

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02 Oct
Asia report: Markets mostly higher on quiet Monday
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Markets in Asia finished higher on Monday, at the start of a quiet week for the region with a number of stock exchanges set to close for holidays.

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02 Oct
US pre-open: Stocks to nudge higher ahead of manufacturing data
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US stocks looked set to nudge a touch higher at the open on Monday as investors eyed some key manufacturing data.

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02 Oct
Norsk Hydro completes acquisition of Sapa shares from Orkla
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Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy firm Norsk Hydro announced on Monday that it had completed its acquisition of fellow Oslo-based group Sapa by way of an NOK 11. 86bn cash payment.

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02 Oct
Eurozone unemployment rate steady in August, misses forecast
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The unemployment rate in the eurozone was steady in August, according to the latest data from Eurostat.

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02 Oct
JP Morgan cuts estimates for Ryanair as pilots form union to strengthen position
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On Monday, JP Morgan Cazenove said that as a result of Ryanair's decision to cancel more than 50 flights per day on 17 September the investment bank had cut the low-cost carrier's net income estimates for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 by 5%.

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