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23 Apr
FX round-up: Early gains for sterling dry up as traders wait on events a Westminster
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Early gains for sterling on Tuesday evaporated amid reports that the government was aiming to put the Withdrawal Agreement bill, enshrining Brexit into law, to a vote in Parliament next week.

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23 Apr
Commodities: Brent climbs, but copper dips as US dollar strengthens
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Energy futures continued pushing higher on Tuesday on follow-through buying after the Trump administration decided the day before to cut Tehran's crude oil exports to zero by not extending waivers from its sanctions against countries purchasing oil from Iran.

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23 Apr
Europe close: Stocks reverse early losses
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Shares on the Continent reversed early losses as the latest economic data from across the Pond surprised to the upside, with better-than-expected corporate results also boosting investor sentiment.

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23 Apr
Govt to resume Brexit talks with Labour as Tories look to topple May
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The government and opposition Labour Party were set to resume Brexit talks on Tuesday as MPs returned from the Easter break.

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23 Apr
Small cap round-up

Majestic Wine was said on Tuesday to be exploring a sale of its entire UK retail portfolio as it shifts its focus to the online business, Naked Wines.

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23 Apr
BT Italian accounting scam had connection to London
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A criminal investigation over accounting fraud carried out inside British Telecom’s Italian branch has revealed the scam was linked to senior executives in London.

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23 Apr
FTSE 250 movers: oilers gush higher, Funding Circle falters
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London's FTSE 250 index was down 0. 14% at 19,863. 81 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, as oil companies led the benchmark index higher on the back of a jump in the price of black gold.

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23 Apr
Trump to make state visit to UK in June
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Trump is set to make a state visit to the UK in early June that will be hosted by Queen Elizabeth II despite the risks of public protests kicking off again as they did during his last visit.

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23 Apr
Wednesday preview: US results, CRH in focus
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The focus on Wednesday will continue to be on the avalanche of quarterly reports scheduled for release in the States.

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23 Apr
London close: FTSE gains as oil stocks rally on Iran sanctions
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London equity markets ended in the green on Tuesday, with energy shares pacing the advance as oil prices rallied after the US decided not to renew its Iran sanctions waivers for a spate of crude oil importers, including China and India.

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23 Apr
Rustranscom delays IPO following approaches from private equity
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Rustranscom on Tuesday confirmed that it has postponed a planned initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange in favour of a private equity transaction.

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23 Apr
Director dealings: Alumasc CEO ups stake
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Alumasc Group chief executive Graham Hooper purchased 36,266 ordinary shares in the London-listed building materials and fixtures supplier.

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23 Apr
Tern portfolio company scores medical partnership with Wipro
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Tern PLC's shares climbed on Tuesday after its 56. 8% owned subsidiary Device Authority (DA) joined a new strategic partnership and joint customer collaboration with IT, consulting and business services specialists Wipro Limited.

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23 Apr
Sector movers: Oil&Gas paces gains, but defensives find bid on increased geopolitical risk
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Oil&Gas related issues topped the leaderboard in London at the start of the holiday-shortened week, as traders got a chance to react to Washington's decision to act on a previous threat of taking Iranian crude oil exports to zero.

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23 Apr
Broker tips: Travis Perkins, Man Group, Rolls-Royce, Close Brothers, DWF Group
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Shares in builders' merchant Travis Perkins got a boost on Tuesday as Bank of America Merrill Lynch double-upgraded it to 'buy' from 'underperform' and hiked its price target to 1,700p from 1,000p, pointing to upside from an improving volume backdrop, asset disposals and a new chief executive.

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23 Apr
Majestic Wine said to explore sale of UK retail and commercial operations
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Majestic Wine was said on Tuesday to be exploring a sale of its entire UK retail portfolio as it shifts its focus to the online business, Naked Wines.

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23 Apr
FTSE 100 movers: Oil majors gain but airlines drop as Brent rallies
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London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 8% at 7,522. 51 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, with oil majors pacing the advance.

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23 Apr
Three AIM firms celebrate Queen's Award for Enterprise wins
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Three firms trading on London’s AIM market were celebrating wins in the Queen’s Award for Enterprise on Tuesday, with Inspiration Healthcare, Ergomed and Oxford BioDynamics all picking up the accolades.

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23 Apr
TfL commissioner should consider role after Crossrail delays, says report

Transport for London’s commissioner Mike Brown should “reflect on whether he is fit to fulfill his role” after delays to the £17bn Crossrail project, according to a London City Hall report released on Tuesday.

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23 Apr
Active Energy gets $0.5m grant for North Carolina site
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Renewable energy business Active Energy announced on Tuesday that it had been awarded a $0. 5m building re-use and renovation grant for its new manufacturing site in Lumberton, North Carolina.

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