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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Companies reporting today include: Anglo American (Q1 results) Tuesday Companies reporting today include: St James’s Place, Whitbread (Q4 results), BHP Billiton (March operational review) Wednesday Croda International (Q1 trading

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Companies reporting today include: Hammerson (Q4 results) Tuesday BHP Billiton (Q2 results) The latest production figures showed the company making good operational progress across a range of commodities with

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Sterling enjoys Brexit clarity

The pound is continuing to charge higher this morning, proving a continued hindrance to the FTSE. Despite yesterday’s court decision, markets continue to enjoy a degree of clarity over the

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Companies announcing their results next week

Tuesday Dixons Carphone (Q3 trading update) Christmas trading updates from the retail sector have been largely positive so far which has perhaps raised expectations for Dixons update. The group saw

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FTSE turns lower before Brexit speech

The big speech today from the Prime Minister has, unsurprisingly, led to a degree of risk-off sentiment across equity markets, and not just in the UK. It turns out that

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Sentiment wanes after Trump whirlwind

The FTSE is suffering in the aftermath of yesterday’s Trump speech, with pharmaceutical firms Hikma and Shire proving a drag after the President elect promised lower US drug prices. Fortunately,

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2016: Best and worst performances

Despite a dreadful start, 2016 has been the year of the mining giants which have benefited from the dual tail winds of rising commodity prices and a falling pound. However,

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BHP’s approach to governance an encouraging sign

Nothing can make up for the fatal accident at Brazilian iron-ore mine jointly owned by BHP, however it is encouraging to see that the company has taken responsibility for the

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Companies announcing their results next week

Monday Pearson (Q3 results) Concerns have been growing for the group over its exposure to the weak US education market regarding enrolment and textbook sales. The market will be hoping

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Risk assets in full flight

Wall Street has joined in the general flight from risk this afternoon, with the overnight Chinese export data still the chief culprit (although in fairness Bob Dylan being awarded a