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22 Sep
FTSE 250 movers: Pets at Home dashes higher, oilers also lifted
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The FTSE 250 index was on the front foot on Friday, led by retailer Pets at Home and a group of oil-related companies.

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22 Sep
Johnson Matthey forecasts for catalysts, electric batteries impresses analysts
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After Johnson Matthey set out financial guidance at a capital markets day focused on growth opportunities ahead, analysts at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse were among those to hike their expectations for the chemicals group.

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22 Sep
Smiths saved by sterling boost, 'well positioned' for return to growth
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Smiths Group reported a small decline in full year underlying revenue but 11% growth on a reported basis thanks to the weak pound and said strategic progress made in the year set it up to return to growth next year.

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22 Sep
Bank of England to publish stress test results on 28 November
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The Bank of England has received initial stress testing submissions from the seven largest UK banks and confirmed it will be publish results on 28 November.

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22 Sep
John Laing a 'buy' on growing pool of investment opportunities - HSBC
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John Laing's growing pool of public-private partnerships and renewable energy investment opportunities should allow the company to grow 12% a year through to 2019, said HSBC as it restarted coverage of the stock with a 'buy' recommendation.

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22 Sep
Acacia Mining shifts Buzwagi mine to gold bars to avoid export ban
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Tanzanian gold miner Acacia Mining said its third mine in the country is likely to start generating cash again after positive results from a trial to increase the proportion of sellable gold bars.

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21 Sep
Capita dives despite making progress in first half, results 'difficult to read'
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Capita reported a mixed set of results for the first six months of the year but said underlying profits would "rise modestly" in the second half compared to the first, though some investors and analysts found the numbers rather disappointing and difficult to decode.

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21 Sep
Capita staff prepare for strikes over pensions
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Alongside Capita's labyrinthine half-year results that left many investors cold and sent the shares down 11%, the company was also forced to prepare for industrial action after unions voted to strike.

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21 Sep
Barnier fires shot across May's bows ahead of Florence speech
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Ahead of the UK Prime Minister's major Brexit speech on Friday, chief European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has warned Theresa May against trying to have her cake and eat it and stressing that if a transition period is requested it will first require a withdrawal agreement.

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21 Sep
Friday preview: Importance of May's Brexit speech 'cannot be over-emphasised'
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Theresa May's Big Brexit Speech in Florence may dominate the narrative on Friday, though for traders and investors there's PMI surveys and one from the CBI, with results from Sage and Smiths Group.

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21 Sep
Eurozone consumer confidence increases in September
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Eurozone households are feeling more confident about the economic situation, according to a key European Commission survey released on Thursday afternoon.

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21 Sep
Driver Group expects better profits and lower debt
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Driver Group said it expected underlying pre-tax profit will be ahead of its previous expectations as the construction and engineering services consultancy enjoyed a stronger trading performance during the second half of the year to September.

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21 Sep
Brooks Macdonald offloads property management unit, reports solid results
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Brooks Macdonald lifted revenues and profits by double digit rates and said it was selling off its Braemar Estates property management business.

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21 Sep
Chancellor given more Budget freedom as public deficit lower than forecast
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Public sector borrowing was lower than expected in August, as government spending remains depressed by austerity programmes but allowing the Chancellor's a little room for a fiscal boost in his forthcoming budget.

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21 Sep
Tanzania's President takes leaf out of Trump's playbook with wall plans
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Upping the ante in the country's battle with international mining companies, Tanzania's President John Magufuli has ordered a wall to be built around its tanzanite mines to "control illegal mining and trading activities".

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21 Sep
IG generates record revenues from 'quiet' summer months
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IG Group generated record revenues in the three months to end-August, boosted by strong overseas growth for the online trading broker as UK client numbers tailed off.

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21 Sep
CRH snaps up US cement producer
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CRH has struck a deal to acquire Kansas-based Ash Grove Cement Company for $3. 5bn.

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20 Sep
Thursday preview: Capita guidance and UK public sector debt under spotlight
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Thursday in Europe will initially see any fallout from the US policy adjustments overnight, while in the UK Capita and Mitchells & Butlers investors have results to pore over, with an update on the public deficit later in the morning.

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20 Sep
Kingfisher flies as half-year profits pip forecasts, though caution remains
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Kingfisher posted better profits than were expected for the first half of the year but the do-it-yourself retailer remained cautious on the second half backdrop in the UK and France.

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20 Sep
Metro Bank set for suburban slowdown, cautions Macquarie
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Metro Bank's rapid growth and margins will begin to decline as it expands into "less wealthy" London suburbs, said Macquarie Capital as it initiated coverage on the challenger bank with an 'underperform'.

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