Randgold Resources to extend life of Ivory Coast gold mine
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Randgold Resources is seeking to extend the operation life of its Tongon gold mine in the Côte d'lvoire beyond its four-year lifespan.

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French equity futures jump after election result, analysts divided

Equity futures were pointing to a sharply higher open for French stocks after centrist Emanuelle Macron was revealed to have won the first round of voting in the country's presidential elections at the weekend.

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Interserve wins £36.5m contract to build school in South Wales
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Support services and construction group Interserve has won a £36. 5m contract to design and build a new secondary school in Caldicot, South Wales.

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Jimmy Choo announces strategic review, puts itself up for sale
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Jimmy Choo said on Monday that it is conducting a review of various strategic options to "maximise value for its shareholders", including the sale of the company.

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Mortice to buy property services company Elite for up to £4.5m
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AIM-listed securities and facilities management company Mortice and its wholly-owned subsidiary Tenon have agreed to pay up to £4. 5m for Manchester-based property services group Elite in cash and shares.

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Tritax Big Box REIT to raise £200m to fund investment opportunities

Tritax Big Box Real Estate Investment Trust is to raise £200m in equity in order to capitilise on property investment opportunities.

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Anglo American on target as diamonds and iron balance copper drop
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Copper production fell in the first quarter at Anglo American, but full year guidance was kept unchanged across the board as amounts of iron ore, coal and diamonds unearthed all rose strongly.

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Goals Soccer and Powerleague in preliminary talks

Goals Soccer Centres said it was in early-stage talks with Powerleague, but this was "but one of the strategic opportunities currently being assessed".

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London pre-open: Stocks seen higher as investors eye French election
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London stocks were set for a positive open on Monday as investors digested the first round of the French presidential elections.

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Solid Germany trading pushes Computacenter outlook higher
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Independent IT infrastructure services provider Computacenter posted a trading update for the first quarter to 31 March on Monday - earlier than the date previously advised due to its performance in the first quarter and an improved outlook for the full year.

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Monday newspaper round-up: Euro surge, bank bill, football deal

The euro surged to its highest level in almost six months after early projections indicated that the runoff for the French presidency would come down to a second-round duel between independent centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen. Investors cheered the early projections, which were announced an hour before foreign exchange markets opened in Australia. - Telegraph.

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Macron and Le Pen to face-off in French second round vote

Centrist Emmanuel Macron and his far-right rival Marine Le Pen won the first round of voting in the country’s presidential elections today, according to various reports.

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23 Apr
US close: Stocks end week higher on tax cut hopes
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Wall Street ended on a down note on Friday but slightly higher over the latest five-day stretch, its first weekly gain since the end of last month, after the White House indicated that much-awaited tax cuts will arrive before the end of 2017.

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23 Apr
Sunday share tips: Totally, Just Eat
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Totally is in the right place and at the right time and its shares should gain in value over the next few years, The Mail on Sunday's Midas column said.

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23 Apr
Sunday newspaper round-up: Inflation, election manifestos, US tax, Imagination Tech

Britain's households could be spared a further blow from higher inflation because the snap election has pushed up the pound, limiting the chance of more rises in the cost of imports. Economists believe that a bigger Conservative majority could strengthen sterling – or at least stop it falling further – protecting living standards and so holding back one of the main threats to the UK economy this year, the Sunday Telegraph noted.

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