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24 Sep
Europe close: Stocks finish lower but off worst levels
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European shares finished slightly lower on Thursday but off their worst levels of the session, weighed down by weakness on Wall Street following the release of a worse than expected reading for secondary jobless claims and on fading hopes for further US stimulus spending.

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24 Sep
FCA urges banks to improve measures for remote working
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The Financial Conduct Authority urged banks and investment firms to improve measures for remote working and avoiding misconduct.

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24 Sep
Friday preview: US durable goods orders, euro area money supply in focus
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Financial markets' focus at the end of the week and heading into the end of the month will be on the latest durable goods orders data covering the month of August.

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24 Sep
Credit Suisse sees room for capital returns at NatWest Group
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Credit Suisse reiterated its 'neutral' stance on shares of NatWest Group following a meeting the day before with the lender's finance chief.

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24 Sep
London close: Stocks finish weaker as investors digest new job support
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London stocks finished in the red on Thursday, as investors digested details of Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s new measures to replace the furlough scheme.

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24 Sep
Character Group 'confident' in weathering Covid storm
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Character Group updated the market on its trading for the year just ended on Thursday, reporting that the outcome for the second half had, as expected, been “considerably affected” by the UK lockdown.

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24 Sep
Canaccord Genuity hikes target price for Ferguson, buoyant US housing key

Analysts at Canaccord Genuity hiked their target price for Ferguson, even while conceding that the macroeconomic outlook for 2021 remained "uncertain".

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24 Sep
Verditek wins first order in valuable Australian mining sector

Clean technology company Verditek has won its first order in the mining sector in Australia, it announced on Thursday, representing what it described as an “important new territory”.

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24 Sep
Tekcapital investment Salarius strikes Mexico distribution deal
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Intellectual property investment company Tekcapital announced on Thursday that its portfolio company Salarius has signed a partnership agreement with FXM, to lead business-to-business sales and marketing of its ‘MicroSalt’ product in Mexico and Latin America.

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24 Sep
Oriole signs diamond drilling contract over Bibemi licelce
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West Africa-focussed exploration company Oriole Resources has signed a 3,000 metre diamond drilling contract with Capital, over its Bibemi exploration licence in Cameroon, it announced on Thursday.

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24 Sep
Ixico joins Friedreich's Ataxia research consortium
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Data analytics company Ixico has entered into a five-year collaboration with the Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA), it announced on Thursday, which it described as a non-profit organization dedicated to the pursuit of scientific research leading to treatments and a cure for Friedreich's Ataxia (FA).

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24 Sep
Atalaya Mining begins permitting process for solar plant
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Atalaya Mining has started the permitting process to develop a 50MW solar plant at its Proyecto Riotinto, it announced on Thursday, with the full capacity of the solar project to be used for self-consumption.

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24 Sep
SmartSpace signs distribution seal in Asia
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Smart buildings software company SmartSpace Software has signed a distribution agreement with ESCO, it announced on Thursday, which it described as a “major” audiovisual integrator in east Asia.

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24 Sep
US open: Stocks flat despite poor claims numbers, analysts also eyeing elections
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Stocks on Wall Street were little changed on Thursday despite weekly jobless claims figures that some economists said showed that the jobs market was set to stall in October.

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24 Sep
FTSE 250 movers: Pets at Home surges; Cineworld tumbles on results
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London’s FTSE 250 was down 1% at 16,824. 08 in afternoon trade on Thursday.

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24 Sep
US new home sales fly past forecasts in August
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New home sales in the States jumped past forecasts last month and from a higher base on the back of upwards revisions to data for July.

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24 Sep
FTSE 100 movers: Housebuilders boosted by Jefferies note; Smiths slumps
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London’s FTSE 100 was down 1. 3% at 5,823. 12 in afternoon trade on Thursday.

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24 Sep
Government to top up wages of 'viable' jobs when furlough scheme ends
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The government will look to stave off a potential wave of redundancies this autumn by topping up the wages of "viable jobs" when the furlough scheme comes to the end, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced on Thursday.

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24 Sep
Facebook Oversight Board to launch for US election
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The Facebook Oversight Board said it plans to launch ahead of the US presidential election in November to monitor political content on the platform.

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24 Sep
Thursday broker round-up
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Centrica: JP Morgan upgrades to overweight with a target price of 60. 0p.

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