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  • London close: Shares extend gains ahead of Brexit talks, Fed minutes

    Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - London stocks finished with solid gains and near their session highs on Wednesday despite the powerful drag from Sainsbury's after the competition watchdog cast doubt over its merger with Asda, with investors waiting on the release of the Federal Reserve meeting minutes after the close and possible developments from Theresa May's latest talks in Brussels.

  • Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas secures rig for Guyana exploration well

    Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Eco Atlantic Oil & Gas on Wednesday contracted a rig, the Stena Forth, to drill an exploration well at the Jethro-Lobe prospect on the Orinduik Block offshore Guyana.

  • FTSE 250 movers: Plus500 fights back, Intu gets mauled

    Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - London's FTSE 250 was up 0.32% in afternoon trading on Wednesday, with Plus500 leading the index higher after having dropped consistently since the spreadbetting company said in a statement last Friday it had accidentally misled shareholders over its losses in 2017.

  • UBS may be forced to pay $5.1bn in French tax case

    Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - UBS may have to pay a €4.5bn fine after a French judge found the investment bank guilty of helping rich clients move undeclared funds to Swiss accounts.

  • Maduro challenges Guaido to new elections and calls him 'Mr. Clown'

    Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro challenged opposition leader Juan Guaido to general elections on Tuesday.

  • Europe close: Stocks extend rally ahead of US Fed minutes, trade talks

    Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Stockmarkets on the Continent pushed higher on Wednesday, seeing the day out from their session highs, after the US President signaled a more lenient stance towards China on trade and amid talk that Paris and Berlin might be set to agree on a common budget for the Eurozone.

  • London pre-open: Stocks seen steady as May heads back to Brussels

    Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - London stocks were set for a steady start on Wednesday following a mostly muted close on Wall Street, as investors eyed the latest minutes from the Federal Reserve and more Brexit talks between Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker.

  • FX round-up: Pound gains amid reports 'Malthouse Compromise' might be dead

    Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Sterling jumped on Tuesday, amid conflicting reports regarding the death of the so-called 'Malthouse Compromise' which called for the Irish backstop to be renegotiated or, failing that, for an orderly 'no deal' withdrawal.

  • Commodities: Copper clambers back atop 200-day moving average

    Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Commodities moved higher as investors in the States returned from the long weekend and US-China trade talks got under way again in Washington D.C..

  • London close: Share prices dip on pound strength, Brexit talks in focus

    Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - London equities slipped, as investors digested what analysts termed "strong" jobs data but disappointing results from HSBC and the pound snapped higher on reports that the so-called 'Malthouse Compromise', requiring Westminster to renegotiate the Irish backstop or pursue a managed 'no deal' withdrawal from the European Union, was now dead.

  • Bernie Sanders to run for president in 2020

    Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Bernie Sanders announced on Tuesday that he will run again for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 US Presidential elections.

  • Three policemen killed in Cairo suicide bombing

    Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Three policemen were killed in a suicide bombing near Cairo's famed tourist market late on Monday night, in an attack that also wounded two other policemen and a woman, according to Egyptian officials.

  • Jefferies stays at 'underperform' on StanChart ahead of full-year results

    Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Analysts at Jefferies sounded a cautious note on shares of StanChart again on Tuesday, pointing to the declining trend in consensus estimates for the lender and the multiple hurdles that it was facing in terms of growing its revenues, which they said may necesitate a downgrade of management's expectations.

  • May, Juncker set for more Brexit talks in Brussels

    Wednesday 20 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - UK Prime Minister Theresa May was set to hold more Brexit talks with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday, as UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said an agreement on the Irish backstop would help Britain meet its March 29 departure date.

  • London midday: Stocks slip lower as HSBC, jobs data digested

    Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - London equities retreated further from their recent high as Tuesday wore on, as investors digested jobs data but were disappointed by results from HSBC.

  • New round of China-US trade talks starts in Washington

    Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Chinese and US officials are set to reconvene in Washington on Tuesday to kick off a new round of talks on trade that follow positive negotiations last week in Beijing.

  • Huawei founder says CFO arrest was politically motivated

    Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei said on Monday that America's arrest of his daughter, the company's Chief Financial Officer, Meng Wanzhou, was politically motivated.

  • London open: HSBC a heavy weight on FTSE, but Greggs on a roll

    Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - London stocks had another subdued start on Tuesday ahead of jobs data, the reopening of Wall Street after the long weekend and after results from HSBC disappointed.

  • Europe midday: Stocks drop as investors assess damage from global slowdown

    Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - Stocks across the Continent are slipping lower as investors try to gauge the likely extent of the ongoing economic slowdown and wait for fresh headlines out of the trade talks between the US and China, which were set to resume later in the day, in Washington DC.

  • ECB stands ready to act if economy slows more sharply, Praet says

    Tuesday 19 Feb 2019

    (Sharecast News) - A top European Central Bank official signaled overnight that further easing was clearly possible should the euro area economy slow more sharply.

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