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17 Sep
US open: Stocks open lower as crude hits the skids
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US stocks opened on a mixed note on Tuesday, coming off session lows as crude oil futures skidded lower amid reports that Saudi oil output could be fully restored as quickly as had originally been anticipated.

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17 Sep
US close: Stocks end session higher as crude oil futures slide
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US stocks closed higher on Tuesday as crude oil futures skidded lower amid reports that Saudi oil output could be fully restored as quickly as had originally been anticipated.

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17 Sep
Europe close: Periphery stocks lag following latest political moves
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European stocks were little changed on Tuesday as financial markets steadied following the weekend's attacks on a key Saudi oil processing facility and oilfield, albeit with investors treading cautiously ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy decision scheduled for the next day.

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17 Sep
Wednesday preview: US-China trade talks, Fed meeting in focus
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Traders will have their plates full on Wednesday as the 13th round of US-China trade consultations get underway in Washington DC and rate-setters at the Federal Reserve announce their latest policy decision.

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17 Sep
Commodities: Oil futures retreat on hopes for Saudi output resumption
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Commodity prices retraced part of Monday's advance following reports that Saudi oil output might return to normal in two to three weeks' time and that Riyadh was already close to having recovered almost 70% of the output lost after the drone and cruise missile attacks against its two key installations at the weekend.

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17 Sep
London close: Stocks in holding pattern amid geopolitical worries
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London stocks finished Tuesday's session much as they had started it and with investors cautious amid the ongoing geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, even as they monitored the day's proceedings at the UK Supreme Court and prepared for a key policy decision by the Federal Reserve.

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17 Sep
Broker tips: St James's Place, EasyJet, InterContinental Hotels, Whitbread
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Analysts at Berenberg re-initiated coverage of wealth management firm St James's Place on Tuesday, hitting the group with a 'buy' rating and 1,194p target price.

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17 Sep
FTSE 250 movers: Sirius plummets, Sophos climbs
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London's FTSE 250 was down 0. 3% at 20,003. 51 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, as Sirius Minerals led the index lower.

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17 Sep
Thomas Cook files for chapter 15 protection in US, says Bloomberg
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Thomas Cook Group has sought to ensure its bonds are protected from US creditors by filing for Chapter 15 court protection, according to a Bloomberg report on Tuesday.

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17 Sep
Director dealings: Real Estate Investors chairman ups stake
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Real Estate Investors revealed on Tuesday that chairman John Crabtree had acquired 45,901 ordinary shares in the AIM-listed investment trust.

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17 Sep
Apple readies to fight $14bn tax charge against European Commission
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Apple's lawyers and Dublin are trying to overturn a landmark tax ruling against them in an appeals court.

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17 Sep
Watchstone to offload Canadian healthcare services business
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Watchstone Group announced on Tuesday that its Canadian subsidiary, Quindell Services (QSI), has agreed to sell its wholly-owned subsidiary PT Healthcare Solutions and other subsidiaries forming its Canadian Healthcare services business, for an initial cash consideration of CAD 36. 2m (£22. 3m) on a cash-and-debt-free basis, to 11628542 Canada, a wholly-owned subsidiary of LM Holdings.

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17 Sep
Bluejay Mining lodges application for exploitation licence at Dundas
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Greenland-focussed Bluejay Mining announced the formal lodgement of its exploitation licence application for the Dundas Ilmenite Project with the Mineral Licence and Safety Authority (MLSA) of Greenland on Tuesday.

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17 Sep
Spectra Systems receives $1.3m contract from central bank
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Banknote authentication and brand protection technologies provider Spectra Systems Corporation has received funding approval for a $1. 3m (£1. 04m) contract with a G7 central bank to deliver three advanced quality control units used in the manufacturing of banknotes with its materials, it announced on Tuesday.

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17 Sep
Arc Minerals pleased with soil sampling in Zambia
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Arc Minerals updated the market on the recently-completed infill soil sampling programs over the Lumbeta and Muswema target areas, within the 872 square kilometre Zamsort and Zaco exploration licence areas in the Domes Region of the North Western Province in Zambia, on Tuesday.

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17 Sep
Jubilee Metals making solid progress at Kabwe Project
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Metals processing company Jubilee Metals Group updated the market on its Kabwe Project in Zambia on Tuesday, reporting that the existing copper leaching circuit had been brought on-line to process historical copper tailings as well as third party-sourced run-of-mine material, targeting the first plated copper cathode metal production during the early parts of the fourth quarter.

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17 Sep
Zambeef to sell Sinazongwe Farm for $10m

Zambeef Products has agreed to sell its Sinazongwe Farm in Zambia to Chenguang Biotech Agri-Dev Limited for $10mln in cash.

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17 Sep
Begbies Traynor no longer occupying properties owned by chairman
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Business advisory and consultancy provider Begbies Traynor Group was forced to respond to press speculation regarding its occupation of properties owned or part-owned by its chairman Ric Traynor on Tuesday.

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17 Sep
FTSE 100 movers: Burberry gets a boost; travel stocks retreat
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London's FTSE 100 was down 0. 2% at 7,310. 51 in afternoon trade on Tuesday, with investors still cautious amid tensions in the Middle East.

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17 Sep
Brent futures drop on report Saudi output may be fully restored in weeks
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Saudi's lost crude oil production following the cruise missile attacks at the weekend may be fully restored over the next two to three weeks, Reuters reported citing two sources briefed on developments.

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