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20 Aug
Boris Johnson plans information campaign ahead of no-deal Brexit
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The UK government will kick-off an information campaign in September aimed at preparing the British public for a no-deal Brexit.

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19 Aug
FX round-up: Pound takes breather following recent bounce
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Sterling traded slightly on the back foot at the start of the week as the US dollar continued to grind higher amid 'market chatter' regarding the prospect of easier monetary policy in China and the euro area in the near future.

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19 Aug
Tuesday preview: Italian Parliament, Persimmon in focus
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Markets' focus on Tuesday will shift to Rome, where Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is due to deliver a speech to the country's Senate, possibly ahead of a no-confidence vote against him following League leader Matteo Salvini's decision to call an end to the current coalition government with his rivals from the Five Star Movement.

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19 Aug
Commodities: Crude gains after drone attack on Saudi field, gold futures dip
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Strength in energy futures helped offset weakness in metals and agricultural futures at the start of the week amid more positive news headlines on global trade and speculation of further policy easing by several of the world's major central banks.

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19 Aug
Europe close: Stocks up on positive trade headlines and prospect of central bank easing
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Stocks gained on the back of more positive news headlines around the US-China trade talks and speculation around further central bank stimulus in the pipeline.

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19 Aug
Director dealings: Wife of former Metro Bank chair ups stake
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Metro Bank revealed on Monday that former chairman Vernon Hill's wife Shirley had acquired 100,000 ordinary shares in the London-listed challenger bank.

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19 Aug
London close: Stocks gain amid stimulus hopes
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London stocks finished higher on Monday, underpinned by hopes of further stimulus from central banks.

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19 Aug
CK Asset Holdings to buy Greene King for 850p a share
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Shares of Greene King surged on Monday as the pub group agreed to be bought by a subsidiary of CK Asset Holdings, the flagship of the CK Hutchison Group, for 850p a share in cash.

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19 Aug
Broker tips: Avon Rubber, Standard Life Aberdeen, CYBG
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Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on respiratory protection equipment maker Avon Rubber from 1,650p to 1,800p on Monday, stating that its acquisition of 3M's ballistic-protection business and rights to the Ceradyne brand had been the deal it was "waiting for".

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19 Aug
Italian coalition set to collapse as Salvini's rivals respond to attempted power grab
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The coalition agreement holding the Italian government together was set to collapse after League party leader and Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini's partners reacted to his push for power.

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19 Aug
US open: Stocks go green as Washington grants Huawei a temporary reprieve
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Wall Street stocks opened higher on Monday after news broke over the weekend that the Commerce Department would grant Chinese telco giant Huawei a further 90-day reprieve from a prohibition on US companies to trade with it, although in remarks made at the weekend, the US President had appeared to call that possibility into question.

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19 Aug
FTSE 250 movers: CYBG boosted by upgrade; gold miners slip
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London's FTSE 250 was up 0. 8% at 18,969. 55 in afternoon trade on Monday amid growing central bank stimulus hopes.

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19 Aug
Google shuts down Android data programme over privacy fears
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Google has shut down a service for wireless carriers globally that helps them detect weak spots in their network coverage amid concerns over Android users’ data privacy, reported Reuters on Monday.

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19 Aug
JP Morgan sticks to call for an August 'correction' in stocks
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After a "tactical correction" in August, stocks should resume their uptrend although a peak for the current bull market in stocks in summer 2020 is possible, said strategists at JP Morgan.

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19 Aug
FTSE 100 movers: Ocado rallies but Fresnillo loses its shine
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London's FTSE 100 was up 1. 1% at 7,194. 47 in afternoon trade on Monday amid renewed optimism about Sino-US trade relations and hopes of central bank stimulus.

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19 Aug
German economy may dip into recession in Q3, Bundesbank says
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The Eurozone's largest economy may be set to fall into a recession, according to Germany' central bank.

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19 Aug
Mkango reports solid progress at Songwe Hill and Thambani
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Mkango Resources updated the market on the Songwe Hill rare earths project and the Thambani uranium-tantalum-niobium project in Malawi on Monday, reporting that the feasibility study at Songwe Hill was progressing, fully-funded by its strategic partner Talaxis - a Noble Group subsidiary.

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19 Aug
US Commerce Department set to renew temporary Huawei license, Ross says
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The US Department of Commerce will extend its temporary general licence for Chinese telecommunications equipment giant, Huawei, for another 90 days.

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19 Aug
Atalaya Mining expansion project reaches 'mechanical completion'
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Mining and development company Atalaya Mining announced that the expansion project to 15 million tonnes per annum has reached full mechanical completion on Monday.

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19 Aug
Berenberg raises target price on Avon Rubber following Ceradyne acquisition
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Analysts at Berenberg raised their target price on respiratory protection equipment maker Avon Rubber from 1,650p to 1,800p on Monday, stating that its acquisition of 3M's ballistic-protection business and rights to the Ceradyne brand had been the deal it was "waiting for".

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