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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
Europe close: Slights gains ahead of ECB
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European equities finished the session slightly higher as investors looked to the European Central Bank’s policy decision on Thursday and a potential tax reform announcement in the US later in the day.

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26 Apr
Sector movers: Cyclicals, oil service stocks top leaderboard
Glaxosmithkline, GSK, drugs, pharmaceuticals

Cyclicals outperformed defensive issues again as equity strategists had been predicting in the wake of the French election results and in anticipation of the White House's tax cut plans.

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26 Apr
Twitter shares jump as traffic continues to accelerate in Q1
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Twitter continued to be mired in red ink during the first quarter despite continued and accelerating growth of activity on its site, amid revenue headwinds.

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26 Apr
WTI futures spike higher following DoE inventory data
BP, oil, gas

US crude oil inventories fell sharply last week despite rising imports as product stockpiles continued to build.

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26 Apr
BoJ preview: Policy changes unlikely, yen seen higher
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The Bank of Japan was likely to refrain from announcing any changes to the settings for its main policy levers on Thursday at its next meeting given the risk that inflation would remain far from its target, analysts at Bank of America-Merrill Lynch said.

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26 Apr
Mnuchin confirms plans to slash US corporate tax rate to 15%
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The White House is planning the biggest reduction in taxes ever, the US Treasury Secretary confirmed on Wednesday.

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26 Apr
RBS, HSBC Saudi units studying possible merger
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HSBC and RBS´s partially-owned Saudi units were exploring a potential merger which would result in the creation of the Kingdom's third-largest lender.

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26 Apr
Santander shares slip despite beating first quarter forecasts
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Spain's largest lender posted better-than-expected quarterly profits thanks to a strong performance in almost all regions - especially in Brazil, UK and Spain - and a drop in its non-performing loan ratio.

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26 Apr
Canaccord highlights potential in Rockhopper and Eland Oil&Gas
BP, oil, gas

Analysts at Canaccord Genuity highlighted the favourable prospects for junior oil explorers Rockhopper and Eland Oil&Gas.

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26 Apr
HSBC downgrades Severn Trent on asset resilience issues
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Analysts at HSBC downgraded their recommendation on shares of Severn Trent in view of the regulator's new push for the sector to increase its 'resilience', which in the case of Coventry-based Severn meant roughly £230. 0m of additional capital outlays.

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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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26 Apr
Europe open: Stocks slip as euro gains ahead of ECB meeting
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European stocks started the morning drifting lower ahead of Thrusday's European Central Bank policy meeting, despite a record close overnight in the tech-heavy US Nasdaq index, amid decent corporate earnings and strong gains for Asian equities this morning.

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25 Apr
Bonds: Euro area yields bounce back on ECB speculation
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These were the movements in some of the most widely-followed 10-year sovereign bond yields: US: 2. 31% (+4bp)UK:1. 09% (+3bp)Germany: 0. 38% (+5bp)Spain: 1. 68% (+7bp)France: 0. 90% (+7bp)Italy: 2. 27% (+9bp)Portugal: 3. 61% (+5bp)Greece: 6. 44% (-1bp)Japan: 0. 03% (+0bp).

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25 Apr
Europe close: Stocks consolidate gains even as single currency jumps
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European stocks made slight gains as markets consolidated the previous session's sharp rise on the heel of the results of the French presidential election, with the euro continuing to advance of the European Central Bank's next policy meeting.

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25 Apr
Sector movers: Engineers pace gains
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Engineers registered the biggest gains on Tuesday on the back of supportive comments from analysts at two top brokers.

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25 Apr
US consumer confidence slips in April
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US consumer confidence slipped in April as the outlook for business conditions and employment deteriorated, according to one of the most widely-followed gauges of sentiment.

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25 Apr
Deutsche Bank trims HSBC target price ahead of Q1 figures
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Analysts at Deutsche Bank revised their target price for shares of HSBC modestly lower ahead the lender's first quarter figures, due out on 4 May.

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25 Apr
US new home sales rise at fastest pace since 2007 in March
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US home sales increased last month at their fastest clip since 2007.

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25 Apr
JP Morgan upgrades Weir Group to Outperform
Weir Group, oil & gas services

JP Morgan revised its target price on shares of oil equipment manufacturer Weir Group, judging that it had been too cautious regarding the firm's near-term pricing power.

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