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21 Apr
May entering negotiations with Brussels with an open mind
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Theresa May is not looking for Britain to exit the European Union without clinching a Brexit deal with Brussels, one of the bloc's highest-ranking officials said on Friday.

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21 Apr
Britain celebrates first coal-free day since Industrial Revolution
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Friday was thought to be the first entirely coal-free day in Britain for hundreds of years, as reliance on nuclear, gas and renewable energy from wind and solar meant no coal power was required.

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21 Apr
US existing home sales hit 10-year high in March
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Sales of US existing home sales rose more than expected in March, to their highest pace in more than 10 years, according to data from the National Association of Realtors.

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21 Apr
Borussia Dortmund bus attacker aimed to gain from share speculation
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A German-Russian man has been arrested for carrying out the explosives attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus, with police saying the 28-year-old had been shorting the football club’s shares and nothing to do with Islam.

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21 Apr
UK growth and inflation set to exceed forecasts in near-term, BoE's Saunders says
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Inflation and growth may outstrip the Bank of England's most recent forecasts, the Monetary Policy Committee's Michael Saunders said.

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21 Apr
UK retail sales drop as price deflator spikes
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UK retail sales fell in March to record their first quarterly decline since 2013 as the falling pound sent shop prices soaring, which suggests the consumer spending slowdown is gathering pace and that the Bank of England may not raise interest rates for some time.

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21 Apr
Eurozone business activity hits six-year high in April
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Business activity in the eurozone hit a six-year high in April, according to preliminary data released on Friday.

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20 Apr
More than 200,000 homes left unoccupied in England
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England has as many as 200,145 empty properties across the country, with homes to the value of £43bn being left idle.

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20 Apr
UK mortgages lending 'in neutral gear', CML predicts no election effect
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UK lenders upped mortgage lending by 19% in March compared to February, but was down by almost the same proportion compared to last year.

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19 Apr
Energy secretary promises 'decisive' action against price rises
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Business and Energy secretary Greg Clark has warned energy firms that there will be action taken against those who unjustly raise household bills.

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19 Apr
Snap election 'an excuse to do nothing' - WPP chief Sorrell
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The CEO of advertising giant WPP has said the decision of Theresa May to call a snap election later this year is "just another excuse to do nothing".

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19 Apr
MPs vote overwhelmingly for snap election
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MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding the early election on 8 June.

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19 Apr
Snap elections mean reduced risk of disorderly exit from EU, Morgan Stanley says
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The Conservative party was likely to win on 8 June, Morgan Stanley said, reducing the risk of a "disorderly" exit from the European Union although it virtually ruled out any possibility of the country remaining within the European single market.

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19 Apr
European Metals lithium project feasibility study disappoints
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A preliminary feasibility study from Czech lithium explorer European Metals Holdings disappointed investors on Wednesday.

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19 Apr
Traders predict Tories will extend majority to 90 seats, polls indicate 100
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After Prime Minister Theresa May announced plans for a snap general election on 8 June, financial and betting markets both pointed towards a much increased majority for the Conservative party.

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19 Apr
Global fund managers shift from US to Eurozone stocks, UK unloved
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Fund managers around the world warmed towards European equities in April despite the upcoming elections in France and amid worries of delays to the White House's plans for tax cuts, according to the results of a widely-followed survey.

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19 Apr
Neil Woodford raises £0.5bn for new income focus fund
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Star fund manager Neil Woodford drummed up £553m from investors in his new income fund since it launched last month.

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19 Apr
Trump signs order for firms to 'Buy American, Hire American'
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US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order which will lead to a review of a visa scheme for skilled foreign workers, encouraging US companies to "Buy American, Hire American. ".

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18 Apr
Almost half of SMEs 'lost money' in tax self-assessment
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Almost half of small to medium enterprises lost money during the tax self-assessment process in the last year, a new survey released on Tuesday suggested, at a time when the Government was pushing through its ‘Making Tax Digital’ initiative.

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18 Apr
Theresa May calls snap general election on 8 June
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Prime Minister Theresa May announced the UK will hold a general election on 8 June.

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