Week ahead: Not everything that happens at Jackson Hole stays there

In the coming week, the spotlight will be on the Federal Reserve bank of Kansas City's Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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BowLeven appoints new director
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AIM-listed oil and gas group, BowLeven announced on Friday that Matt McDonald would be appointed to the firm's board as non-executive director with immediate effect.

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Acacia remains a 'buy' for HSBC but target price slashed
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HSBC cut its target price for Acacia Mining by 47% but kept its 'buy' recommendation in place as the months-long spat with the Tanzanian government still hangs over the company.

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US open: Stocks flat heading into the weekend, political ruckus weighs
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Wall Street is essentially flat heading into the weekend after the head of the University of Michigan's consumer confidence survey said recent events in Charlottesville were likely to take their toll on sentiment.

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FTSE 250 movers: Hikma still looking ill; Kaz Minerals buffs up
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Hikma Pharmaceuticals shares continued their downward spiral as HSBC slashed their target price, telling clients its first half numbers contained lower guidance for generics and a tougher outlook for injectables and branded drugs.

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Calpine agrees to be acquired for $5.6bn in cash
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Shares of Calpine Corporation surged after news broke that the American power generation company had agreed to be acquired by a consortium led by Energy Capital Partners.

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FTSE 100 movers: Airline shares down after Barcelona attack; Upgrade boost for Mondi, RSA
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The Barcelona attack and disintegrating relationship between US President Donald Trump and the business community made for a very heavy splash of red among the Footsie on Friday.

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AppScatter eyes IPO in early September
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AppScatter Group, a mobile app distribution and management platform, is drumming up institutional investor support for a flotation on London's AIM market in early September.

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Foot Locker stumbles taking Nike and Under Armour with it
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Athletic apparel retailer, Foot Locker posted earnings per share of $0. 62 on revenue of $1. 7bn for the second quarter, falling short of analyst projections of an EPS of $0. 90 on sales of $1. 8bn.

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US pre-open: Stocks edged higher as White House says Cohn to stay
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Wall Street was set for slight gains at the end of the week after the White House announced that National Economic Council director Gary Cohn would not be stepping down.

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London midday: FTSE flops as Trump-risk aversion hits global markets

London's FTSE 100 index fell below a key technical level as Friday's session wore on, with travel stocks leading the retreat after the terror attacks in Barcelona and the large cabal of overseas focused companies hit by the dollar's weakness amid renewed concerns about the US Presidency.

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SRT Marine receives order for largest single deployment of its technology
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SRT Marine Systems, a provider of maritime tracking, management and surveillance products and technologies, announced on Friday it had received an order for 200 AIS Aids to Navigation (AtoN) transceivers for immediate delivery.

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Spending at pubs and restaurants holds up despite consumer squeeze
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Spending in at pubs and restaurants in July held firm at fairly subdued levels in July, according to new research published on Friday that indicates consumers are prioritising certain types of spending.

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Finance director of Safestay and Safeland, Mark Beveridge resigns
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Mark Beveridge, finance director of hostel operator Safestay, as well as property investment group Safeland, has resigned from both firms.

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System1 warns on profits after 'slower than expected' start
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Behavioural marketing services firm System 1 Group issued a profit warning after a slower than anticipated beginning to its financial year had continued through the summer.

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Iconic New York venue extends agreement with Forbidden Technologies
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Video editing specialist, Forbidden Technologies announced on Friday that it had extended an existing agreement with an "iconic sports, music and entertainment venue in New York.

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Europe midday: Stocks hold near their lows
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Stocks are holding near their lows of the session, tracking a big drop in US stocks overnight even as traders digest a terrorist attack on Barcelona.

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Lenovo posts first quarterly loss since 2015
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A shortage of memory chips and other key components reduced margins and increased costs at Chinese personal computer manufacturer Lenovo, leading it to post its first quarterly loss in nearly two years on Friday.

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Friday broker round-up
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SIG: Numis downgrades to Reduce with a target price of 150p.

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St Modwen inks 10-year lease with Hellman at Staffordshire site
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St Modwen Properties said on Friday it had secured its first letting of the 1m square feet of industrial and distribution space at Burton Gateway commercial business park in Burton-on-Trent.

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