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18 Sep
US Fed cuts interest rates - Analysts react
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"We are baffled by the lack of change in the economic forecasts for 2020. [. ] The overriding message here, then, is uncertainty, which has generated forecasts showing that not much will change in either the economy or policy. Probably, this will turn out to be wrong, but it’s just not possible to say with any confidence in which direction, or when. " - Ian Shepherdson, Pantheon Macroeconomics.

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18 Sep
Fed cuts by 25 basis points, says outlook still 'uncertain'
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America's central bank cut its main policy rate further and now several of its top officials believed that it would need to be lowered again before the year was out.

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18 Sep
Commodities: Energy futures down after Saudi predicts return to pre-attack level in October
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Energy futures continued to drag the complex lower on Wednesday after Saudi said that the majority of output of crude oil lost in the previous weekend's attacks on the kingdom's energy infrastructure should be back on-line by the end of September.

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18 Sep
Ofgem to answer MPs over role in blackout
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UK energy regulator Ofgem will face a committee of MPs to answer questions over the blackout in August and its role in the matter.

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18 Sep
Europe close: Stocks edge higher ahead of US central bank decision
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European stocks ended Wednesday's session a tad higher ahead of the US Federal Reserve's policy announcement, while oil prices continued to retreat from Monday's highs.

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18 Sep
London close: Stocks flat ahead of US Fed
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London stocks were little changed on Wednesday as investors mulled UK inflation data while they waited for the latest policy announcement from the US Federal Reserve.

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18 Sep
Thursday preview: BoE, Next in focus
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Rate-setters at the Bank of England are expected to stay put on policy on Thursday, particularly now perhaps, given the recent jump in geopolitical risk emanating from the Middle East.

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18 Sep
Berenberg ups target on NMC Health as bear case goes into hibernation
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Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on healthcare provider NMC Health from £36 to £40 on Wednesday, stating that its bear case was "going into hibernation" following the group's recent first-half results.

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18 Sep
Director dealings: Dechra chairman and CEO raise stakes
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Dechra Pharmaceuticals revealed on Wednesday that chief executive officer Ian Page had offloaded 200,000 ordinary shares in the FTSE 250-listed veterinary drugs outfit.

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18 Sep
Broker tips: Weir Group, NMC Health, Sirius Minerals
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JPMorgan Cazenove downgraded its rating on shares of Weir Group to ‘neutral’ from ‘overweight’ on Wednesday, cutting the price target to 1,500p from 1,650p as it said oil & gas challenges were set to persist as it reviewed its investment case after recent share price strength.

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18 Sep
Taliban warns teachers and students to shun Afghan elections
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The Taliban on Wednesday warned teachers and students to avoid working with electoral staff in the run-up to the nation's Presidential vote or risk being killed.

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18 Sep
Smart TVs sharing user data with Netflix and Facebook
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Smart TVs are allowing access to sensitive user data by firms including Netflix, Google, and Facebook, revealed two studies.

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18 Sep
FTSE 250 movers: Sabre climbs, Sirius drops
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London's FTSE 250 was 0. 13% higher at 20,065. 98 in afternoon trade on Wednesday, with Sabre Insurance leading the index upward.

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18 Sep
US open: Stocks head south ahead of Fed decision
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US stocks opened lower on Wednesday as investors awaited a rate decision from the US Federal Reserve later in the session.

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18 Sep
Next week’s British Airways strikes called off
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British Airways pilots have called off a strike scheduled for 27 September.

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18 Sep
Cenkos Securities hit by 'weak' first half
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Cenkos Securities has warned on annual revenues following a "weak" start to the year.

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18 Sep
Warehouse REIT buys eight assets from Aviva Investors
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Specialist warehouse investor Warehouse REIT announced the purchase of an eight asset fully-let portfolio of reversionary warehouse and distribution assets from Aviva Investors on Wednesday, for £70m.

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18 Sep
FTSE 100 movers: Housebuilders take a hit; Evraz rallies on higher iron ore prices
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London’s FTSE 100 was down 0. 2% at 7,307. 35 in afternoon trade on Wednesday as investors mulled the latest inflation data and eyed an upcoming policy announcement from the Federal Reserve.

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18 Sep
Salt Lake Potash upbeat on 'outstanding' pilot plant results
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Salt Lake Potash has completed the pilot plant test work of the Lake Way salts at the Saskatchewan Research Council, it announced on Wednesday, with the test work yielding a premium sulphate of potash (SOP) product that was “highly water soluble” with a 53% potassium oxide grade.

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18 Sep
Kodal Minerals makes solid progress on lithium and gold projects
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Mineral exploration and development company Kodal Minerals updated the market on its recent activities on Wednesday, reporting that at the Bougouni Lithium Project, the site visit to the San Pedro Port in Côte d'Ivoire had been completed.

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