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18 Jun
Commodities: Energy futures slip as OPEC+ fails to agree on date for next summit
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Energy futures slipped on Monday following the release of unexpectedly weak readings on the Empire State manufacturing sector index and for the NAHB housing market index in the States, and as ministers from the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries continued to try and agree on a date for their next meeting, possibly in early July.

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18 Jun
FX round-up: Traders look past BoE, Fed and push pound lower
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Sterling continued drifting lower at the start of the week, even as traders waited on the result of policy meetings at the Bank of England, US Federal Reserve and Bank of Japan scheduled for over the coming week.

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17 Jun
US close: Stocks eke out slight gains as market awaits FOMC meeting
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Stocks closed slightly higher to start the week on Monday, with investors looking ahead to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting later in the week and the upcoming G-20 leaders' summit in Japan.

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17 Jun
Airtel Africa targets £3.6bn valuation for London IPO
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Airtel Africa on Monday set its London IPO price at 80-100 pence per share, targeting a valuation of up to £3. 6bn.

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17 Jun
Tuesday preview: Conservative party TV debate, Tesco in the spotlight
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The focus on Tuesday will be on the televised Conservative party leadership debate on the BBC and on how the current apparent lead contender, Boris Johnson, fares.

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17 Jun
Europe close: Stocks little changed, central banks and global trade in focus
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Stocks started the week on a mixed note, albeit little changed overall, with investors looking out to a spate of central bank policy decisions over the next few days, including in the US, UK and Japan.

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17 Jun
London close: Stocks edge higher as pound continues to drift lower
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London stocks were a touch higher at the start of the week as traders kept their powder dry at the start of a week that's jam-packed with central bank policy announcements.

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17 Jun
Broker tips: Hargreaves Lansdown, British American Tobacco
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Peel Hunt has reiterated its 'hold' recommendation on Hargreaves Lansdown, despite the pressure heaped on the blue-chip firm after Woodford Investment Management gated its flagship fund.

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17 Jun
Morgan Stanley turns 'incrementally more bearish' on British American Tobacco
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Analysts at Morgan Stanley downgraded industry giant British American Tobacco to 'underweight' on Sunday, noting that, in its view, the threat of a "maximum nicotine policy" in the US had not been reflected in the group's share price.

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17 Jun
Director dealings: Segro CFO lowers stake
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Segro revealed on Monday that chief financial officer Soumen Das sold 110,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 100-listed real estate investment trust.

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17 Jun
FTSE 250 movers: Newriver flows higher, Kier crumbles
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London's FTSE 250 edged up by 0. 05% to 19,127. 76 in afternoon trading on Monday, with the index led lower by shares in Newriver REIT.

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17 Jun
Elon Musk says he will close his Twitter account
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Elon Musk announced on Monday that he would delete his Twitter account although nine hours later it remained active, to the relief of his followers.

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17 Jun
US open: Stocks tick up ahead of Fed meeting, despite weak data
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Trading on Wall Street got off to a slightly higher start on Monday, with investors looking ahead to the Federal Reserve's policy meeting later in the week and the upcoming G-20 leaders' summit in Japan.

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17 Jun
FTSE 100 movers: Airlines hit by Lufthansa warning; BAT knocked lower by downgrade
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London's FTSE 100 was up 0. 1% at 7,351. 14 in afternoon trade on Monday as investors erred on the side of caution ahead of a series of central bank announcements this week.

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17 Jun
US homebuilder confidence dips in June, but rebound expected
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Homebuilder confidence in the US eased a bit last month, amid fewer sales of single family homes, a dip in expectations for future sales and lower traffic of prospective buyers.

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17 Jun
Peel Hunt backs under pressure Hargreaves Lansdown
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Peel Hunt has reiterated its ‘hold’ recommendation on Hargreaves Lansdown, despite the pressure heaped on the blue chip firm after Woodford Investment Management gated its flagship fund.

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17 Jun
New York Fed manufacturing survey plummets to near three-year low
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The Empire State Manufacturing Index has tumbled into negative territory after recording the largest monthly decline on record.

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17 Jun
Amerisur makes progress at CPO5, sells 50pc interest in Put-8
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South America-focussed oil and gas producer and explorer Amerisur Resources updated the market on its operations in Colombia on Monday, reporting that logging operations on the Sol-1 exploration well at block CPO5 were now complete.

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17 Jun
Union Jack Oil soars after 'potentially transformational' well result
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Union Jack Oil's shares leapt on Monday after reporting a "potentially transformational" result at its West Newton appraisal well, where the company confirmed a substantial hydrocarbon accumulation.

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17 Jun
Monday broker round-up
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Hammerson: Peel Hunt upgrades to add with a target price of 350p.

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