INTERNATIONAL NEWS
06 Oct
Europe close: Stocks finish lower despite sharp drop in US unemployment rate
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Stocks were pushed into the red by US data showing a big drop in the country's unemployment rate alongside a big acceleration in the pace of wage gains which initially served to send government debt yields higher on both sides of the Atlantic.

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06 Oct
News Group accepts 'vicarious liability' for hacking of army officer's email
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Australian billionaire Rupert Murdoch's News Group agreed to pay damages to former army intelligence officer Ian Hurst after his computer and emails were hacked by a private investigations firm which then forwarded the information to the publisher.

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06 Oct
Spanish government representative apologises for Catalonia violence
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A representative for the Spanish government in Catalonia has apologised for the violence which marred Sunday’s illegal referendum in the region.

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06 Oct
Leaked documents show Iceland PM sold bank assets hours before 2008 crash
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According to leaked documents, Iceland's current Prime Minister, Bjarni Benediktsson, sold nearly all of his assets in major Icelandic bank Glitnir's investment fund on the same day the government took over the country's failing financial sector at the height of the 2008 crash.

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06 Oct
Storm Nate kills at least 22 in Central America before heading towards US
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A state of emergency has been declared in central America after tropical storm Nate left at least 22 dead in Coast Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras as it heading north towards the US.

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06 Oct
US open: Stocks in the red after strong jobs report for September
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Wall Street was trading on a slightly mixed note but off its session lows following an unexpectedly sharp drop in the country's jobless rate alongside a sharp pick-up in earnings growth.

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06 Oct
US jobs growth misses forecasts in September, yet unemployment slumps
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US non-farm payrolls figures for September surprised on the downside, but wage growth accelerated very quickly, although economists put the latter down to the impact of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

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06 Oct
Kevin Warsh clear favourite to take over as Fed Chair, Oxford Economics says
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Former Federal Reserve Board governor and Morgan Stanley banker Kevin Warsh has a 40% chance of being appointed as the new chair of the Fed, according to Oxford Economics.

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06 Oct
Trump to pull out of Iran nuclear deal, US media reports suggest
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US President Donald Trump is preparing to decertify the Iran nuclear agreement, according to several US media reports.

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06 Oct
Brexit talks facing further deadlock amid standoff over exit bill
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Discussions between the UK and European Union over Brexit are facing further deadlock as the government refuses to agree to an amount to be paid in the so-called ‘Brexit bill’.

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06 Oct
Asia report: Markets higher as China, Korea remain shut
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Markets in Asia were all higher on Friday, on the final day of a quiet week marked by a number of exchange closures due to public holidays.

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06 Oct
US pre-open: Stocks seen muted ahead of non-farm payrolls report
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US futures pointed to a muted open on Wall Street on Friday as investors eyed the release of the keenly-awaited non-farm payrolls report.

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06 Oct
Ryanair CEO O'Leary offers pilots improved pay and conditions
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Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary penned an impassioned letter to the budget airline's pilots to offer better pay and conditions in a bid to stave off a potential exodus that could lead to further flight cancellations.

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06 Oct
US close: Markets continue record run as investors digest data
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US stocks notched fresh record highs again on Thursday as investors digested a series of data releases and speeches from Federal Reserve officials.

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