MARKET PULSE
21 Aug
US close: Markets mixed on light trading Monday
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Wall Street finished mixed amid light volumes on Monday, as investors kept their wallets closed as both international tensions and domestic political turbulence put a dampener on sentiment.

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21 Aug
London close: Stocks flat ahead of Jackson Hole amid geopolitical nerves
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London stocks ended on a mixed note at the start of the week as investors remained cautious amid geopolitical tensions.

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21 Aug
Tuesday preview: Public deficit due, results from Persimmon, BHP, Cairn
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The UK's public deficit gets its monthly update on Tuesday, along with the CBI's industrial trends survey and results from the likes of BHP Billiton, Cairn Energy, Persimmon and Wood Group.

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21 Aug
Luca Provolo appointed head of sales at Directa Plus
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Graphene--based products producer and supplier Directa Plus announced the appointment of Luca Provolo as its head of sales on Monday, with effect from 4 September.

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21 Aug
Verditek subsidiary wins trial contract with Italian ad agency
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Clean technology company Verditek announced on Monday that its 51% owned subsidiary Greenflex Energy - an Italian based manufacturing solar photovoltaic technology company - has won an initial trial contract with Media One - one of Italy's largest out of home advertising agencies - to supply and install its proprietary solar PV technology to power digital advertising billboards at outdoor bus shelters in Italy.

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21 Aug
FTSE 250 movers: Hikma boosted by upgrade, TBC higher on results
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London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 1% to 19,636. 29 in afternoon trade.

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21 Aug
ITM Power welcomes launch of government hydrogen programme
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Energy storage and clean fuel company ITM Power noted the launch of the UK Government's ‘Hydrogen for Transport Programme’ on Monday.

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21 Aug
Gfinity appointed esports partner to Formula 1
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International esports group Gfinity announced on Monday that it has been appointed as esports partner for Formula 1, to deliver the Formula 1 ESports Series from September.

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21 Aug
FTSE 100 movers: Persimmon gains ahead of results; Shire down on CFO departure
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London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 3% to 7,303. 26 in afternoon trade on Monday.

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21 Aug
Forbidden Tech announces first JavaScript implementation of VidLib
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Forbidden Technologies announced the first JavaScript implementation of its core cloud Video Library ‘VidLib’ on Monday, used as part of the Forscene platform.

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21 Aug
St Modwen and Vinci complete Nine Elms sale
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St Modwen Properties has completed the £470m sale of its interest in the 10-acre Nine Elms Square site in London to a subsidiary of Chinese giant Dalian Wanda, which has transferred ownership to an unnamed third party.

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21 Aug
Tribal Group wins £25m worth of contracts
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International education software and services provider Tribal Group announced on Monday that it had won two contracts with a total value of £25. 3m.

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21 Aug
Creo gets FDA clearance for Speedboat RS2 device
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Medical device company Creo Medical Group announced on Monday that it has received 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for its Speedboat RS2 device and the CROMA platform.

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21 Aug
Goldman Sachs cuts revenue estimates for Paddy Power Betfair
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Analysts at Goldman Sachs lowered their revenue forecasts for Paddy Power Betfair following the company's latest set of interims even as they touted the bookmaker's "strong" cash-generation ability.

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21 Aug
Great Wall Motor expresses interest in buying Jeep brand from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
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China's largest manufacturer of sport utility vehicles and pick-ups, Great Wall Motor, has expressed interest in bidding for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the world's seventh-largest automaker.

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21 Aug
Avanti agrees launch slot for HYLAS 4 satellite
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Avanti Communications announced on Monday that it agreed a launch slot for its HYLAS 4 satellite with Arianespace, beginning 1 March 2018.

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21 Aug
HSBC cuts British Land as political concerns weigh on property stocks
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British Land is likely to see its valuation under pressure for the foreseeable future, said HSBC on Monday, downgrading the property developer and cutting its target price.

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21 Aug
ECO Animal Health gets Egypt approval for Aivlosin
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ECO Animal Health Group announced on Monday that it has received a marketing authorisation from the Drug Authority of the Ministry of Health of Egypt, for the use of Aivlosin 625 mg/g water soluble granules in chickens laying eggs for human consumption.

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21 Aug
SSE appoints Martin Pibworth as wholesale director
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SSE has appointed Martin Pibworth as wholesale director and he will join the board on 1 September.

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21 Aug
Household finances still under pressure in August - Markit
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UK households were a little less downbeat about their finances in August, according to the latest survey from IHS and Ipsos, although they continued to expect a deterioration over the next 12 months.

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