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17:59
Europe close: Stocks dip amid Spanish impasse, overbought conditions

A stronger euro despite the continuing political stand-off in Spain weighed on stocks across the continent.

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17:18
Results round-up

London Stock Exchange announced the departure of chief executive Xavier Rolet on Thursday, confirming he would leave the group by the end of December next year after nine years with the company.

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17:12
Broker tips: NEX Group, N Brown, Rio Tinto
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NEX Group was under the cosh after RBC Capital Markets cut the stock to 'underperform' from 'sector perform'.

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17:08
Investec says Rio Tinto is preferred pick among diversified miners
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Analysts at Investec reiterated their "preference" for shares of Rio Tinto among the diversified majors, despite the miner's "mixed" third quarter results.

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16:09
US open: Wall Street dips on anniversary of 1987 Black Monday crash
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Wall Street's main averages came under selling pressure as traders booked some profits on the 30th anniversary of the 1987 Black Monday US stock market crash that saw the S&P 500 plummet 20% in a single session.

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13:02
Europe midday: Stocks lower as Catalan leader plays 'cat and mouse' with Madrid
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A stronger euro despite the continuing political stand-off in Spain is weighing on stocks, even as investors wait on the results of the summit of European Union heads of state later in the day.

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11:23
Barclays reinstates Wood at 'underweight' given hurdles to integration
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Barclays Research has reinstated its 'underweight' recommendation for shares of Wood, pointing to the possible hurdles management will face in trying to reap the potential cost synergies from the combination of Wood Group and Amec Foster Wheeler.

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09:15
Europe open: All eyes on EU summit, Spain
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Stocks have started the morning trading lower, with investors focused on the summit of European Union heads of state later in the day and events in Spain given the looming deadline for Catalan officials to make their intentions clear.

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08:36
China GDP grows at steady clip in Q3, but economists anticipate slowdown
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China's economy continued expanding at a steady clip last quarter, although some economists believed tighter economic policy was set to weigh on the pace of expansion.

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18 Oct
FX round-up: Dollar on the front foot for fifth day, sterling lower after wage data
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The greenback continued to strengthen on Wednesday as higher U. S. Treasury yields triggered a squeeze on investors who have been broadly bearish on the greenback in recent weeks, while the pound fell again as investors considered the latest wage data.

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18 Oct
Europe close: Stocks end higher, focus on Fed and Spain
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Stocks finished higher, buoyed by weakness in the single currency during the first part of the session and the continuing grind higher by the main market indices on Wall Street.

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18 Oct
US open: IBM soars, pulls Dow Industrials past 23,000

Gains for Big Blue on the back of its latest quarterly numbers have pushed the Dow Industrials clear of the 23,000 point mark with investors very much focused on the steady stream of corporate results coming out.

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18 Oct
US housing starts fall for third consecutive month in September
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A key indicator of homebuilding activity in the States fell back for a third consecutive month in September, but some economists brushed off the data, saying they expected to see at least a partial rebound in coming months.

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18 Oct
Shell African licensee Vivo Energy mulls IPO
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One of Royal Dutch Shell's major licensees in Africa is mulling a public listing that could value the firm at over $3bn (£2. 27bn).

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18 Oct
Europe midday: Stocks build on early gains, Fed policy and euro in focus
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Stocks were building on their early advance come midday, buoyed by weakness in the single currency and the continuing grind higher by the main market indices on Wall Street.

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18 Oct
Euro area construction output dips in August
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Euro area construction output shrank slightly in August amid softer activity in both building and civil engineering.

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18 Oct
Europe open: Stocks continue climbing, but periphery investors on edge
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Stocks are mostly higher in the early party of the session, buoyed by weakness in the single currency and the continuing grind higher by the main market indices on Wall Street.

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