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11:58
UK energy firms say planned Tory price cap will harm investment, jobs
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The UK energy industry came out swinging on Friday as it attacked Conservative Party plans to introduce price caps.

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11:50
EU leaders prepare Brexit clause for reunified Ireland membership
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Northern Ireland could be allowed fast-track access to EU membership in the event of its reunification with the rest of the island, as European leaders prepare to thrash out their negotiating stance for upcoming Brexit talks with the UK government.

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08:59
Trump warns of 'major' North Korea conflict as China weighs in
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US President Donald Trump has warned that the country is prepared for a "major conflict" with North Korea as tensions between the two states rise another notch over the latter’s nuclear and missile programs.

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27 Apr
London close: Resources weakness, US tax-reform hangover and ex-divs punish FTSE
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Equities in London were punished lower on Thursday as pronounced weakness among mining and oil majors, a US tax-reform hangover, and a bundle of ex-dividend shares all told against the FTSE.

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27 Apr
Merkel warns UK not to approach Brexit talks with "illusions"
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German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that British people should not harbour "illusions" about the country's fate in the aftermath of Brexit.

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27 Apr
Worsening consumer confidence threatens economic growth and Tory election result
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British consumer confidence weakened over the last month even as business confidence strengthened, as both sides eyed rising inflation but softening economic growth.

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27 Apr
Trump backtracks on Nafta withdrawal vow in favour of renegotiation
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US President Donald Trump has ruled out the departure of the country from the North American Free Trade Agreement, despite previously pledging to withdraw from the deal.

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27 Apr
Hochschild Mining's gold, silver production rises, on track to meet 2017 targets
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Hochschild Mining’s silver and gold production increased in the first quarter as the miner remained on track to meet its 2017 targets.

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27 Apr
Wealthy people should be ineligible for pensions, OECD says
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State pensions in the UK should not be handed out to wealthy people in order to ensure that benefits for those on the lower end of the pay scale can be given out, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has said.

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27 Apr
UK 'could join US strikes on Syria' - Johnson
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Britain could join a US strike on Syria if a request was made by Washington, Foreign secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday.

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27 Apr
Plain cigarette packets could reduce UK smokers by 300,000
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The introduction of plain cigarette packaging could reduce the number of smokers in the UK by as many as 300,000, according to new research.

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26 Apr
Le Pen's long odds attract new punters to French political betting
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Gamblers have been piling in to bet on far-right candidate Marine Le Pen wrestling a surprise win over centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron next month, according to bookmakers.

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26 Apr
White House prepares executive order withdrawing from NAFTA
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The Trump administration is preparing an executive order to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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26 Apr
London close: FTSE higher ahead of Trump's tax reform unveiling
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Stocks in London ended Wednesday on a positive note ahead of US President Donald Trump's big unveiling of his much-anticipated tax reform proposals.

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26 Apr
Deutsche Bank executive warns Brexit could endanger 4,000 jobs
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One of Deutsche Bank's top executives has warned as many as 4,000 jobs at the lender could be at risk due to Britain's impending departure from the European Union.

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26 Apr
Commodities: Crude bounces off lows as EIA data shows fall in US inventories
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Crude futures bounced off earlier lows on Wednesday afternoon as US Energy Information Administration (EIA) data showed a surprise fall in inventories last week.

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26 Apr
Banks to begin shift to European shores soon, Barclays CEO says
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Barclays CEO Jes Staley has said many international banks will begin the process of moving operations away from Britain "reasonably" soon due to concerns about Brexit.

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26 Apr
French consumer confidence steady heading into critical 'run-off' vote
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French consumer confidence was steady in April amid a sharp fall in fears of becoming unemployed with more people believing now was a good time to carry out large purchases.

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25 Apr
FX round-up: Sterling holds up well as attentions turn from Macron to ECB, US tax reforms
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Sterling held up relatively well on Tuesday -- up on the dollar but down on the euro -- as the market looks to the European Central Bank's rate decision later in the week, US tax reforms tomorrow and a stack of other economic data due on both sides of the Atlantic.

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25 Apr
London close: FTSE consolidates Macron gains as gaze turns to US tax reforms
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Stocks in London spent Tuesday consolidating their gains after Monday's sprint higher on the outcome of the first round of voting in France's presidential election, with traders now turning their attentions to potential US tax reforms.

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