INTERNATIONAL NEWS
28 Apr
FX round-up: Sterling nonchalant after UK Q1 growth disappoints
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Sterling made steady gains on most key cross on Friday, appearing nonchalant in its reaction to disappointing UK economic growth data out mid-morning.

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28 Apr
Europe close: Weak US, UK GDP weigh on shareson the continent
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European stocks ended the day on a mixed note after weak readings on UK and US GDP dragged many indices into the red at the end of the month.

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28 Apr
General Motors truck and SUV sales drive record earnings
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Growth at General Motors accelerated past analyst forecasts with a record first-quarter set of earnings.

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28 Apr
US GDP growth slows more than expected in Q1 2017
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Economic activity in the States slowed at the start of the year, weighed down by a slowdown in the pace of inventory accumulation, lower public spending and increased imports.

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28 Apr
Google and Facebook confirm scam which cost companies $100m
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US tech giants Google and Facebook have admitted they were the victims of a series of multi-million dollar cyber scams carried out between 2013 and 2015.

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28 Apr
US open: Weak Q1 GDP weighs on stocks, economists sanguine
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Wall Street was set to limp into the weekend following a weak reading on first quarter economic growth, although the Nasdaq Composite was climbing further into record territory on the back of positive results from the biggest of the so-called FANG stocks.

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28 Apr
US consumer sentiment picks up less than expected in April

Consumer sentiment in the US picked up less than expected in April, according to figures from the University of Michigan.

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28 Apr
Chicago PMI unexpectedly improves in April

Economic activity in the Chicago area unexpectedly improved in April, according to data released on Friday.

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28 Apr
Time spins backwards on decision not to sell business
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Time Inc stock reversed recent gains after the board decided not to sell the publishing business as it was being "reinvigorated" under a new strategy.

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28 Apr
US employment costs rise at fastest pace since end of 2007
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Employment costs in the US rose in the first quarter at their fastest clip since the end of 2007, led by gains for both private sector wages and benefits.

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28 Apr
Asia report: Most markets lower after Trump points threats at Seoul
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Markets in Asia were lower on Friday, after a series of threats from Donald Trump aimed at Seoul and the Korean peninsula caught investors off guard.

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28 Apr
Uber to introduce sick pay for drivers, but some will have to pay for it
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Ride-hailing tech firm Uber Technologies is to introduce a system to provide its drivers with benefits such as sick and injury pay in the UK after years of criticism of the company’s employment practices.

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28 Apr
Europe midday: Stocks rise amid strong fund flows, economic data
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European stocks were seeing some buying interest after data showing inflows into euro area stocks were at their strongest since December 2015 and following the release of several stronger than expected reports on the Eurozone economy, including on money supply dynamics and consumer prices.

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28 Apr
US pre-open: Stocks seen muted ahead of GDP, earnings
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US futures pointed to a muted open on Wall Street a day after the Nasdaq closed at a record high ahead of some key earnings from the technology sector and as investors eyed first-quarter GDP figures.

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28 Apr
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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28 Apr
Euro jumps as core CPI outstrips economists' forecasts in April
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Consumer prices in the euro area beat forecasts by a comfortable margin in April, especially at the 'core' level, as services prices accelerated.

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28 Apr
Google reports 28% profit increase boosted by ad sales
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A raft of US tech giants reported their first quarter numbers on Thursday, with Google's parent company Alphabet seeing an impressive 28% rise in profits compared with the same period last year.

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28 Apr
German retail sales edge past forecasts in March
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Retail sales in the euro area's largest economy registered a slight increase last month, led by turnover in the home furnishings, household appliances and builders' ware categories.

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28 Apr
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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28 Apr
French GDP expands as expected in Q1 despite slump in trade
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France's economy slowed a tad at the start of the year as household spending took a breather and amid a big drag from foreign trade.

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