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Stock market reports

  • US close: Stocks close lower amidst slew of mixed data
    Thu 21 February 2019 21:12
    (Sharecast News) - US stocks closed lower on Thursday as investors thumbed through some mixed data and awaited fresh headlines coming from the trade talks between senior US and Chinese officials.
  • London close: Mixed US data, pound's resilience drag on shares
    Thu 21 February 2019 15:58
    (Sharecast News) - Stocks finished on a mixed note, with the Footsie hampered by a batch of mixed economic data out in the States as well as from across the Channel, in the euro area, even as the pound put on another show of resilience alongside.
  • US open: Losses at the bell as data streams in
    Thu 21 February 2019 15:28
    (Sharecast News) - Wall Street trading kicked lower on Thursday as investors thumbed through a raft of economic indicators and awaited fresh headlines coming from trade talks between senior US and Chinese officials.
  • London midday: Investors in holding pattern despite record fiscal surplus
    Thu 21 February 2019 11:35
    (Sharecast News) - Stocks are trading on a mixed note despite positive news on the state of the US-China trade talks, even as investors continue to closely monitor the headlines around the ongoing Brexit negotiations in Brussels.
  • Asia report: Markets mixed after Fed minutes; Lenovo leaps
    Thu 21 February 2019 11:07
    (Sharecast News) - Markets in Asia finished in a mixed state on Thursday, as traders sifted through the latest Fed minutes released stateside overnight, with shares in Hong Kong tech manufacturer Lenovo rocketing.

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Press round-up

  • Thursday newspaper round-up: RBS, JustEat, Flybe
    Thu 21 February 2019 07:22
    (Sharecast News) - Derek Sach, the former boss of RBS's Global Restructuring Group, was among more than 50 executives whose "incentive and bonus" payments were linked to "performance targets" established by the Asset Protection Agency, an arm of the Treas
  • Tuesday newspaper round-up: Jeremy Corbyn, Labour resignations, HSBC, Honda, Huawei, Brexit
    Tue 19 February 2019 07:51
    (Sharecast News) - Jeremy Corbyn was warned by his deputy last night that more MPs would resign from Labour unless he brought the party back into the mainstream. Tom Watson issued the challenge after seven MPs quit the party yesterday. He told Mr Corbyn t

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Company news

  • Merlin Entertainments sells Australian ski resorts for £95m
    Fri 22 February 2019 07:44
    (Sharecast News) - Legoland and Madame Tussauds owner Merlin Entertainments has sold its Australian ski resorts, Hotham and Falls Creek, to Vail Resorts, for AUD174m (£95m).
  • Pearson sees sales rising in 2020 as adjusted profits rise
    Fri 22 February 2019 07:32
    (Sharecast News) - Publishing group Pearson said underlying full year adjusted operating profit rose 8% to £546m for 2018, in the in the upper half of guidance range, as it said it expected sales to grow again in 2020.
  • Hill & Smith buys up bollard maker ATG Access
    Fri 22 February 2019 07:31
    (Sharecast News) - Construction products group Hill & Smith Holdings announced on Friday that it has completed the acquisition of ATG Access from LDC and private shareholders, for a cash consideration of £22.5m on a debt and cash free basis.
  • Metro Bank among SME grant winners, CYBG misses out
    Fri 22 February 2019 07:16
    (Sharecast News) - Metro Bank has been awarded £120m from the fund set up with cash from Royal Bank of Scotland designed to boost competition in the SME portion of the banking sector, with Starling Bank getting £100m and ClearBank £60m.
  • Friday preview: US-China trade, Pearson in focus
    Thu 21 February 2019 15:07
    (Sharecast News) - The spotlight at the end of the week will continue to be on the headlines out of the ongoing US-China trade talks in Washington and from those on the UK's withdrawal, in Brussels.

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Directors' dealings

  • Director dealings: Chemring CEO ups stake
    Thu 21 February 2019 15:55
    (Sharecast News) - Chemring chief executive Michael Ord purchased 50,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed aerospace, defence and security outfit on Thursday.
  • Director dealings: Low & Bonar execs up stake
    Wed 20 February 2019 14:44
    (Sharecast News) - Low & Bonar chairman Daniel Dayan purchased 364,560 ordinary shares in the London-listed building materials outfit on Wednesday.

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Aim and small cap news

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Small cap bulletins

  • Ryanair to open new airport in Toulouse, reaches agreement with BeCA
    Wed 20 February 2019 14:31
    (Sharecast News) - Low-cost carrier Ryanair revealed that it will open a new airport in Toulouse in October.
  • McBride tumbles after profit warning
    Wed 20 February 2019 10:00
    (Sharecast News) - European manufacturer McBride warned investors on Wednesday that its full-year adjusted pre-tax profits would come in roughly 10-15% lower than in the year before, as it struggles to cut back on raw material and logistics expenses.

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