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26 Apr
FX round-up: Swedish krona, Turkish lira slip as rate-setters turn more dovish
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It was a fairly volatile day of trading in foreign exchange markets on Thursday, with big moves in the Swedish krona and Turkish lira after the respective central banks behind them became the latest to sound a dovish note on the outlook.

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25 Apr
Amazon smashes quarterly profit expectations
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Online retail giant Amazon turned in a massive profit on Thursday as improved margins offset slowing revenues.

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25 Apr
US close: 3M results guide Dow to triple-digit losses
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Wall Street turned in a mixed performance on Thursday after Dow constituent 3M reported earnings much lower than estimates on the Street.

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25 Apr
US jobless claims rise more than expected
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The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, according to figures from the Labor Department.

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25 Apr
US open: Mixed start to trading as 3M results weigh on Dow
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Wall Street trading began with mixed results on Thursday after Dow constituent 3M reported earnings that came in much lower than analysts' estimates.

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25 Apr
Commodities: Brent dips despite reports of some Russian oil exports being suspended
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Commodity prices dipped on Thursday amid reports that some Russian oil shipments to Europe had been cut off due to concerns around quality.

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25 Apr
Friday preview: US Q1 GDP, RBS in focus
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Barring surprises, the market spotlight at the end of the week will continue to be on the States, where the Department of Commerce is expected to publish a preliminary reading on first quarter GDP (consensus: 1. 8%).

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25 Apr
UBS profits drop in Q1 amid 'challenging' conditions
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UBS posted a drop in first-quarter pre-tax profit on Thursday amid "challenging" market conditions.

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25 Apr
Small cap round-up

Shares in Carpetright surged on Thursday after the floorings retailer said the UK like-for-like sales trend improved "significantly" in the fourth quarter as its turnaround bears fruit.

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25 Apr
Shore Capital slashes UK house builders amid 'weak' pricing
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Analysts at Shore Capital slashed their ratings of UK house builders on Wednesday, cutting Barratt, Bovis and Taylor Wimpey from 'buy' to 'sell' and Bellway, Berkeley, Crest Nicholson, Persimmon and Redrow from 'buy' to 'hold'.

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25 Apr
Broker tips: Saga, Tullow Oil
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Peel Hunt slashed its price target on shares of over-50s specialist Saga to 110p from 180p on Thursday as it cuts its earnings per share estimates to account for pricing cuts and the company's investment in growing the customer base.

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25 Apr
Berenberg reaffirms 'hold' rating on Tullow Oil despite 'disappointing update'
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Analysts at Berenberg reiterated their 'hold' rating on stocks of Tullow Oil following its "disappointing update" on Thursday.

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25 Apr
Europe close: Stocks dip despite dovish shift among central bankers
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Stocks on the Continent finished the session slightly lower amid a slew of nagging concerns, including overbought conditions in stockmarkets and concerns of a recession in the US in the not too distant future.

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25 Apr
London close: Stocks drop as Sainsbury's, housebuilders retreat
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London stocks fell on Thursday as the latest update from Taylor Wimpey dented the housebuilding sector, while first-quarter numbers from Barclays disappointed and Sainsbury's slumped as the competition watchdog blocked its proposed merger with Asda.

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25 Apr
Riksbank pushes out expected date of first rate hike
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Sweden's central bank became the latest central bank to shift towards a more 'dovish' policy bias on Thursday.

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25 Apr
CMA blocks Sainsbury's-Asda merger
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The Competition and Markets Authority has blocked Sainsbury's proposed £10bn merger with Asda on the basis that it would leave shoppers worse off.

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25 Apr
Director dealings: Cenkos director sells shares
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Cenkos Securities executive director Paul Hodges disposed of 28,764 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed financial services business on Thursday to cover the tax liabilities accruing to him from the vesting of stock under the 2017 company's deferred bonus scheme, but retained the rest.

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25 Apr
FTSE 250 movers: Funding Circle spiralling lower, TBC Bank climbs
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London's FTSE 250 index was down 0. 44% at 19,906. 64 in afternoon trade on Thursday, with Funding Circle leading the index lower.

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25 Apr
Nokia shares slide as its posts loss for 'weak' Q1
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Shares in Finnish telecom network equipment maker Nokia slumped on Thursday as it reported a loss for what it called an "expectedly weak" first quarter but maintained its full-year guidance due to an expected 5G ramp-up.

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25 Apr
Altria Group burns lower as earnings miss expectations
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Altria Group's shares dipped on Thursday after its first quarter earnings fell short of expectations and revenues dipped amid lower sales of smoke-able products.

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