MARKET REPORT
19 Jan
FTSE 100 movers: Royal Mail and REITs retreat
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The FTSE 100 was dragged lower on Thursday by investor's disappointment in Royal Mail and a gloomy note on the real estate sector.

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19 Jan
Take bank threats to leave Brexit London 'with dose of scepticism'
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While warnings by financial institutions that they will shift jobs away from London due to Brexit poses a risk the country’s economy and commercial property markets, there was a call on Thursday to “take their threats with a dose of scepticism”.

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19 Jan
US close: Stocks fall ahead of Trump's inauguration
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US stocks closed in the red on Thursday as investors exercised caution ahead of Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.

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19 Jan
Commodities: Dollar bounce caps gains in gold
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Swings in the US dollar continued to call the tune for commodity prices, with a bounce in the Greenback´s helping to limit further gains in precious metals.

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19 Jan
Directors dealings: Spouse of Chemring´s finance boss buys in
chemring, defence, plane, aerospace

On 19 January, the spouse of Chemring´s finance chief, Karen Lewis, picked up 8,720 shares in the aerospace, defence and security goods manufacturer at an individual price of 173. 74p, the company said in a statement.

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19 Jan
British American Tobacco´s valuation "very attractive", Citi says
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Analysts at Citi gave a strong endorsement of British American Tobacco, touting the company´s strong top line growth and the many benefits which wil accrue to shareholders as a result of its merger with Reynolds American.

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19 Jan
Europe close: Stocks end on mixed note after ECB decision
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European stocks were little changed by the end of trading on Thursday even as European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi struck a dovish tone at his press conference following the monetary authority´s policy decision.

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19 Jan
Credit Suisse arrives at $5.3bn settlement with US
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Credit Suisse has come to a $5. 3bn agreement with the US Department of Justice to settle the investigation into the bank’s involvement in selling toxic mortgage debt before the last financial crisis.

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19 Jan
Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings appoints new CEO
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Immunodiagnostic Systems Holdings (IDS), an AIM listed specialist producer of manual and automated diagnostic testing kits and instruments for the clinical market, has announced that its chief executive Patricio Lacalle will step down for personal reasons from 31 March 2017.

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19 Jan
Airline bosses report sky high operating costs but remain optimistic for 2017
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The International Air Transport Association has released research suggesting a challenging environment for airlines, including lower passenger yields and an increase in operating costs.

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19 Jan
London close: FTSE falls as ECB's Draghi strikes dovish tone on inflation
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The FTSE 100 closed in the red as the pound strengthened and as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi struck a dovish tone on inflation.

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19 Jan
Sector movers: REITS, electricity stocks drop
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Tobacco stocks rose to the top of the leaderboard after analysts at Citi sung the praises of British American.

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19 Jan
Amedeo Resources acquires small stake in Iranian mining firm
Copper

Amedeo Resources announced on Thursday that it has acquired a 2. 5% stake in Ganjine Kani Company for $0. 5m, a copper mining company close to the city of Mashhad in Iran.

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19 Jan
Shanta Gold achieves records at New Luika in 2016
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East Africa-focused gold producer, developer and explorer Shanta Gold announced its production and operational results for the quarter ended 31 December on Thursday, for its New Luika Gold Mine in southwest Tanzania.

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19 Jan
Thursday broker round-up
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G4S: Barclays upgrades to equal-weight with a target price of 260p.

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19 Jan
Xeros expands market and washing machine installations
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Developer and provider of patented polymer based systems, Xeros Technology Group provided a strategic and trading update on Thursday, before it publishes its results for 17 months ending 31 December during April.

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19 Jan
Actual Experience revenue up marginally as it refocuses sales efforts
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Analytics-as-a-service company Actual Experience announced its preliminary results for the year to 30 September on Thursday, highlighting the signing of a third multi-year framework agreement with Vodafone during the period.

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19 Jan
Energy prices at a two-year high, says Ofgem
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Energy prices have risen this month to a two-year high according to the office of gas and electricity markets (Ofgem).

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19 Jan
Fitbug expected to reduce loss as it continues turnaround
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Corporate digital wellness technology provider Fitbug Holdings issued a trading update for the year to 31 December on Thursday, saying revenue for the year is expected to be slightly behind that for the corresponding period last year.

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19 Jan
FTSE 250 movers: Halfords speeds ahead; Tullow Oil slips
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The FTSE 250 index fell 0. 53% to 18,215. 93 in the late afternoon.

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