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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Aug 1

Aug 1 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening lower on Monday, with futures FFIc1 down 0.16%. * JD SPORTS: Britain's largest sportswear retailer JD Sports Fashion JD.L will sell Footasylum to German asset management firm Aurelius Group for an enterprise value of about 45 million euros ($46 million). * PEARSON: Education group Pearson PSON.L reiterated its full-year profit outlook and said its new integrated structure under boss Andy Bird was helping to save costs and grow the
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 29

July 29(Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Friday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.35%. * ASTRAZENECA: AstraZeneca AZN.L topped analyst expectations for second-quarter profit and revenue, helped by higher demand for its cancer medicines. * IAG: IAG IAG.L returned to quarterly profitability for the first time since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, following a "significant" increase in capacity.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on July 29

July 29(Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Friday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.2%. * STANCHART: Standard Chartered STAN.L on Friday reported that first-half pre-tax profit rose 19%, above market expectations, as the emerging markets-focused lender benefited from rising interest rates. * BUSINESS SENTIMENT: British business confidence fell this month to its lowest since March 2021 as companies worried about inflation, while pay pressures also increased, according to a
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StanChart cheers investors with $500 mln share buyback, 19% profit jump

* H1 pre-tax profit of 2.8 bln, beats market estimates * Bank increases payouts to shareholders * Early stages of post-pandemic recovery in key markets -CEO * Hong Kong performance to improve in second half -CEO * Shares rise a quarter this year, outperform sector (Recasts with new comments from CEO and analyst quotes) By Anshuman Daga and Lawrence White SINGAPORE/LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered's STAN.L first-half pre-tax profit rose 19% and beat market expectations, as the emerg
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StanChart announces $500 mln share buyback as first-half profit climbs 19%

SINGAPORE, July 29 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered STAN.L on Friday reported first-half pre-tax profit rose 19%, in line with market expectations, as the emerging markets-focused lender benefited from rising interest rates. Statutory pretax profit for the lender, which earns most of its revenue in Asia, increased to $2.8 billion in the first half of the year from $2.35 billion in the same period a year earlier.
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