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OPEC deal within sight

The FTSE is starting the day in rude health, as the rising chance of an OPEC output cut has driven energy firms into the green. Despite starting the day on

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RBS fails stress test

The Bank of England said it has approved remedial action that RBS is already taking to improve its resilience to financial shocks. The 2016 test was the most severe test

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2017: Time to look after number one

This week sees plenty of fundamental data releases which will make a welcome change from the political domination of the headlines seen over the last few weeks. Purchasing managers’ indices

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FTSE tanks after oil slip

The FTSE has suffered once more thanks to crude, as an oil slip sparked a slide in energy firms on the commodity-focused index. As we approach tomorrow’s crucial OPEC meeting,

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Will India be the star of emerging markets?

India has lagged behind rallies in Brazil and Russia in 2016, delivering returns of 6.7% compared to 9.74% for the broader MSCI Emerging Markets Index. The rebound in emerging markets

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Merlin makes good strides towards milestones

In a trading statement reported this morning, Madame Tussauds and Alton Towers owner Merlin Entertainments noted that it expects to report good operating growth for 2016, in line with expectations.

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Crunch time looms for OPEC

The new week has begun on a notably weak footing, as the OPEC meeting looks to be unravelling even before the delegates arrive in Vienna. In London, financial stocks are

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Victims of next FTSE reshuffle

We rightly predicted back in August that precious metals producer Polymetal International would bounce back to the FTSE 100 after a number of years outside of the index. However, the performance of

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Annuities: You could save by shopping around

The FCA found that 60% of customers were not switching providers when they bought an annuity and up to 80% of these customers could have got a better deal on

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Companies announcing results next week

Monday Keller (Q3 results) Since the last trading update, which was a profits warning, the group’s share price has climbed about 20%. The increase was no doubt boosted by the