MARKET PULSE
03 Oct
US close: Wall Street sets new records on Powell, autos, airlines
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US stocks continued their strong start to the month, setting yet another record close after comments from a Fed governor and a boost for auto manufacturers from strong sales data.

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03 Oct
Acid sales to be restricted, says Rudd as leadership rumours rumble
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Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced plans to outlaw the carrying of acids in public, with sales to people under-18 to be banned after a spate of attacks across the UK she described as "absolutely revolting".

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03 Oct
Europe close: Stocks end session mostly higher, Spain lags
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Stocks on the Continent ended on a mixed note, even as Wall Street continued to push higher, amid renewed weakness in the periphery.

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03 Oct
Learning Technologies announces 'ambitious' targets at investor event
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UK-based holding company Learning Technologies announced an "ambitious target" at its capital markets event on Tuesday.

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03 Oct
Truphone looking to clear debt after £255m fundraise
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British telecommunications startup Truphone is planning to wipe out its debt and expand its offer, after a £255m fundraise involving a group of investors - including Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.

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03 Oct
EPA deals five-month delay to Tristel
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Infection prevention, contamination control and hygiene products manufacturer Tristel announced a change to the expected approval date from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its foam-based chlorine dioxide product ‘Duo’ on Tuesday.

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03 Oct
Ergomed completes PSR Group acquisition following placing
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Ergomed confirmed the successful completion of its acquisition of PSR Group on Tuesday, following the admission to trading on AIM of 2,081,339 new ordinary shares as of 0800 BST on Monday.

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03 Oct
AB Dynamics hints at bumper full-year profit
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Advanced testing systems designer, manufacturer and supplier AB Dynamics updated the market on its trading on Tuesday, ahead of its final results for the 12 months to 31 August.

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03 Oct
Oxford BioDynamics granted another patent for EpiSwitch
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Biotechnology company Oxford BioDynamics announced the grant of a “key patent” in the United States by the US Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, covering its ‘EpiSwitch’ novel technology platform.

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03 Oct
Watkin Jones makes two forward sales in Aberdeen and Bournemouth
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Multi-occupancy property developer Watkin Jones announced on Tuesday that it has exchanged contracts to forward-sell a 618 student bed development in Pittodrie, Aberdeen to an unnamed institutional investor.

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03 Oct
FTSE 250 movers: Electrocomponents gains on update, Wizz Air flies higher
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London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 5% to 20,053. 47 in afternoon trade on Tuesday.

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03 Oct
FTSE 100 movers: Ferguson rallies on results but Coca-Cola loses ground
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London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 3% to 7,460. 15 in afternoon trade on Tuesday as the pound dipped after disappointing construction data.

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03 Oct
Wednesday preview: Tesco's dividend to return, pound hangs on services PMI
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Two events are set to dominate the business agenda on Wednesday, half-year results from Britain's biggest food retailer and a survey on the performance of the country's dominant services sector.

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03 Oct
Colman's Mustard Norwich factory under threat after Britvic announces closure

Unilever confirmed on Tuesday that it was reviewing its production of Colman's Mustard at a manufacturing site in Norwich shared by Britvic, which announced earlier that it was closing its drinks business there.

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03 Oct
SkinBioTherapeutics celebrates SkinBiotix cytotoxicity test results
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Life science company SkinBioTherapeutics has passed third party cellular toxicity tests for its ‘SkinBiotix’ technology, it announced on Tuesday, which the board said confirmed previous in-house observations on its safety and applicability.

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03 Oct
RedT sells energy storage system to Australian university
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Energy storage technology company RedT Energy announced the sale of a 300kW 1MWh hybrid energy storage system for Monash University in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday.

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03 Oct
BoE's Financial Policy Committee warns about Brexit risks
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Brexit poses "significant risks" to financial services companies, the Bank of England's financial stability committee warned in a report on Tuesday, which also admitted for the first time that the market's reliance on Libor had created a financial stability risk.

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03 Oct
London midday: Stocks turn up a touch as pound dips on construction data
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London stocks had reversed course to trade just a touch higher by midday on Tuesday, helped by the pound, which slipped back after data revealed that UK construction activity last month declined for the first time in a year.

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03 Oct
Steve Coogan awarded damages in Trinity Mirror phone-hacking case
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National and regional publisher Trinity Mirror has reached an agreement with Steve Coogan for a six-figure pay-out over charges that journalists at the Mirror had allegedly hacked the comedian's phone.

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03 Oct
Hornby appoints Lyndon Charles Davies as CEO as Cooke steps down
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AIM-listed model train set maker Hornby has appointed Lyndon Charles Davies as its new chief executive officer replacing Steve Cooke, who will step down with immediate effect.

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