MARKET REPORT
26 Mar
Bonds: Gilts, euro area debt jumps as US healthcare bill put on ice
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields:.

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26 Mar
US close: Wall Street ends on a down note after Trump setback in Congress
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Wall Street went into the weekend nursing its worst loss since the week ahead of the US elections as the White House was forced to pull its proposed reform of Obamacare in the face of opposition from within the Republican party's own ranks.

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26 Mar
Sunday share tips: Smart Metering Systems, Saga, Sirus Real Estate
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Smart Metering Systems shares were a 'buy' in the Sunday Times' Inside the City column. As part of a £11bn plan, the UK government aims for 53m smart meters - which are electronically linked to your electricity and gas supplier to allow you to monitor and control in near-real time how much energy you use - be fitted in every home and small businesses by December 2020. AIM-listed SMS, which has contracts to instal 2. 5m of that total, is only listed company of the four that own and instal smart meters.

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24 Mar
Republicans pull healthcare bill before vote
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The White House pulled its proposed bill to reform the US healthcare system at the last moment despite what some had assumed to be widespread Republican support to revamp Obamacare.

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24 Mar
Week ahead: Stage set for Parliament to approve Brexit
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Great Britain will formally announce its decision to exit the European Union this week, on Wednesday, kick-starting two years of negotiations with the bloc.

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24 Mar
Weekly review

The FTSE 100 retreated by 88. 14 points to end the week at 7,336. 82.

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24 Mar
Europe close: Stocks head into the weekend on a mixed note
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On the eve of the European Union’s 60th anniversary, European stocks ended on a mixed note after a key vote on a US healthcare bill was postponed, but the euro strengthened after data showed the eurozone's recovery had gained momentum.

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24 Mar
FX round-up: Sterling downcast on Friday as US Congress votes on Trump's Healthcare Bill
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Sterling turned in a downcast Friday performance as it slipped on most key pairs, with global markets drifting as US President Donald Trump's Healthcare Bill goes to a congressional vote, and ahead of UK formally beginning its EU-exit talks next week.

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24 Mar
US durable goods orders jump in February, but details weaker
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Orders for goods meant to last more than three years jumped in February on the back of a large increase in those for civilian aircraft.

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24 Mar
Smiths Group sales improve as new strategy kicks in, further disposals eyed
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As it makes early progress with a new strategy, engineer Smiths Group reported improved revenues in the second quarter and an unchanged full year outlook.

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24 Mar
London close: FTSE drifts lower ahead of pivotal US Congress healthcare vote
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Equities in London spent most of the session adrift with a slightly negative bias ahead of the US congressional vote on President Donald Trump's Healthcare Bill, with little in the way of domestic corporate or economic news to provide firm direction.

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24 Mar
US open: Stocks edge higher ahead of second healthcare bill vote
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Ahead of the second attempt on the Congressional vote on the Republican healthcare bill, US stocks were trading slightly higher on Friday, but were on course for their worst weekly performance in months.

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24 Mar
FastJet strengthens board with new chairman and CFO
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FastJet has appointed a new chairman and chief financial officer, along with another director appointment, to strengthen its board as the African budget airline attempts to turnaround its fortunes.

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24 Mar
Small cap news round-up
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FastJet has appointed a new chief financial officer along with other appointments to strengthen its board as the African budget airline attempts to turnaround its fortunes.

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24 Mar
Commodities: Crude trades sideways as traders look to Opec's Sunday meeting
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Crude-oil futures traded essentially sideways ahead of Opec's meeting on Sunday, with traders already nervous about the global glut of the black liquid looking for a further production-cut pledge from the cartel.

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24 Mar
Twitter toying with $20 fee for 'power users'
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Brands, businesses and so-called ‘power users’ could soon be paying to access some of Twitter’s premium features.

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24 Mar
Coral Products completes asset purchase, wins new contracts
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Coral Products announced that it completed the purchase of assets of ICM from its administrators on Friday, for a total consideration of around £0. 6m.

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24 Mar
Frontier swings to profit as demand for DAB continues
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Digital radio and smart audio technology company Frontier Smart Tech published its final results for the full year to 31 December on Friday, with EBITDA ahead of market expectations, turning positive at £0. 7m compared to a loss of £0. 8m in 2015.

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24 Mar
Ted Baker can cut a dash in challenging market, says Jefferies
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Jefferies said it was confident Ted Baker can outperform and maintained its 'buy' recommendation after shares in the clothing retailer fell when it issued some cautious words about the US trading outlook.

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