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Sleepy FTSE takes the day off

The FTSE100 is technically negative, though the trading is essentially flat on the day, with London’s benchmark index trading sideways, inundated by conflicting corporate and geopolitical messages. USD weakness, induced

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John Wood: Oiling the corporate wheels

Shares in energy services group John Wood are +4.6% in early morning trading in spite of the company reporting a loss, with half-year earnings falling by 1.5% due to $33m

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Trump’s ‘not thrilled’ and neither is FTSE

FTSE 100 Index called to open -18pts at 7573, slowing down its week-long uptrend and still maintaining the 3-week falling channel. Bulls need a break above 7600 overnight highs for

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FTSE goes oily & metallic

The FTSE100 started the week on the front foot, helped by the recovery in global commodity prices, with oil, copper, and gold all higher, as well as positive market sentiment

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Mulberry: Upmarket downtrend

Luxury brand Mulberry was the first tangible victim of the fall of the House of Fraser, as the fashion company warned this morning that its FY profit will be “materially

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No Turkish delight for the lira

FTSE 100 Index called to open +20pts at 7570, continuing the rebound from August lows, though still holding near the ceiling of the 3-week falling channel. Bulls need a break

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FTSE’s confident pick-me-up

The FTSE100 positive, rebounding after plumbing June’s lows on Wednesday. Even with 12 of FTSE 100 components going ex-dividend today (taking ~17 points off the index), investors are looking to

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KAZ Minerals: All that glitters…

Shares in Kazakhstan-based copper miner KAZ Minerals are +7% this morning after the company reported broadly positive half-year results, with gross revenue +31% YoY and pre-tax profit +48% on the

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US-China trade detente a-brewin’

FTSE 100 Index called to open +23pts at 7520, rebounding after Wednesday’s sell-off that revisited the index’s June lows. Bulls need a break above 7555 to attempt to recover some

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Turkey strikes back

FTSE 100 Index called to open +20pts at 7630, continuing this week’s sideways movement in a narrow 7620-7670 channel. Bulls need a break above 7648 overnight highs to attempt another