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Wall Street heads for weak open as investors review recovery bets

* Analysts ask if Bank of England will follow Fed * Stocks remain close to this week's record highs * Treasury yields rise; dollar near two-month highs * Gold gains ground after earlier plunge By Huw Jones LONDON, June 18 (Reuters) - Wall Street headed for a weak start on Friday as investors reassessed their bets on recovery plays after the U.S. Fe
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As Fed fallout fades, stocks left hanging near highs

* Analysts ask if Bank of England will follow Fed * Stocks remain close to this week's record highs * Treasury yields rise; dollar near two-month highs * Gold gains ground after earlier plunge By Huw Jones LONDON, June 18 (Reuters) - Stocks were stranded just below record highs on Friday, with investors left looking for direction after digesting th
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 18

June 18 (Reuters) - Futures for Britain's FTSE 100 index FFIc1 were 0.01% higher on Friday. * TESCO: Tesco TSCO.L reported a sharp slowdown in underlying UK sales growth in its first quarter, reflecting a tough comparison with the same quarter last year when the country was in the grip of its first COVID-19 lockdown. * UNITE GROUP: Unite Group UTG.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 18

June 18 (Reuters) - Futures for Britain's FTSE 100 index FFIc1 were 0.06% lower on Friday. * HSBC: HSBC HSBA.L is set to announce the sale of its retail banking operations in France to private-equity group Cerberus on Friday, three sources familiar with the matter said, after struggling to offload a business that will need restructuring. * RIO TINT
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British Business - June 4

June 4 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times - George Iacobescu told staff at Canary Wharf Group that from next month he would no longer be responsible for development and construction at the company, which ma
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 5

May 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 39 points higher at 6,962 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures FFIc1 seen up 0.64% ahead of cash market open. * ITV: ITV ITV.L said its advertising revenue was rebounding from the COVID-19 hit last year, with April up 68%, May expected to be up about 85% and J
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on May 5

May 5 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 39 points higher at 6,962 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * TESCO: Tesco TSCO.L has agreed to increase healthy food options at operations in Europe as well as Britain to appease investors who had filed a landmark shareholder resolution to force the issue. * SHELL: Hol
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British Business - April 20

April 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the business pages of British newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. The Times - The Bank of England and the Treasury have announced that they are setting up a taskforce to explore the possibility of a central bank digital currency. Rishi Su
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 14

April 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening flat on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.01%. * BRITISH LAND: British Land Co BLND.L said it expects market rents for covered shopping centres to take longer to stabilise than at retail parks, due to higher occupancy costs and lower visitor numbers during the COVID-19 pandemic. *
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COVID wipes out 20% of Tesco's pretax profit despite sales surge

* Sales up, profit hit by pandemic costs * Online sales jump * Pandemic cost Tesco 892 mln stg in UK * Shares fall 3% By Paul Sandle LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) - Tesco TSCO.L , Britain's biggest retailer, reported a 20% drop in full-year pretax profit as the cost of adapting the business for the pandemic wiped out the benefit of "exceptionally stro
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 14

April 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening higher on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.1%. * EMA: The European medicines watchdog said on Tuesday it was aware of a decision by its U.S. counterpart to pause the administration of Johnson & Johnson's JNJ.N COVID-19 vaccine due to rare instances of blood clots. * BREXIT: Brita
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Sustainability-linked bond market to swell up to $150 bln - JPMorgan ESG DCM head

* SLB-linked bond market to grow 20-fold this year -JPM banker * Expects it to be between $120 bln and $150 bln - JPM's Ceci * SLBs allow firms to raise money for general corporate purposes * COVID-19 boosted interest in climate-linked bonds By Dhara Ranasinghe LONDON, March 22 (Reuters) - The market for bonds that are linked to companies meeting c
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 10

Feb 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 41 points higher at 6,572 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures .FFIc1 up 0.66% ahead of cash market open. * DUNELM: Dunelm Group DNLM.L reinstated its interim dividend and posted a higher first-half profit, as strong online demand offset store closures during
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Feb. 10

Feb 10 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 41 points higher at 6,572 on Wednesday, according to financial bookmakers. * TESCO: Tesco TSCO.L shareholders will vote on a resolution at this year's annual meeting calling for Britain's biggest food retailer to set targets to increase the proportion of healthy products it sells. *
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The day of the central banks

A look at the day ahead from Sujata Rao Vaccinations are just getting off the ground so there is not a whole lot central banks can do at this point. The Bank of Japan confined itself to marginally upping 2021 GDP growth forecasts but held off extending the target band for 10-year yields as had been speculated. Similarly, it's too soon for the Europ
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 14

Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 21 points higher at 6,767 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures FFIc1 up 0.15% ahead of cash market open. * TESCO: Tesco TSCO.L followed rivals in reporting buoyant Christmas trading, as pandemic restrictions meant people splashed out on celebrations at home. *
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan. 14

Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 21 points higher at 6,767 on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * Standard Chartered: Standard Chartered Plc's STAN.L investment banking head Simon Cooper has emerged as the internal contender to replace CEO Bill Winters, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday. * RIO TIN
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Pound climbs against weaker euro, gains seen as temporary

* Graphic: World FX rates in 2020 Link * Graphic: Trade-weighted sterling since Brexit vote Link (Updates prices) By Ritvik Carvalho LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Sterling gained against a broadly weaker euro on Friday, making up some of the losses it sustained against the common currency as the new year began, though it was still on track to end the w
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 8

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 33 points higher at 6,890 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers, with futures FFIc1 up 0.29% ahead of cash market open. * MARKS & SPENCER: Marks & Spencer MKS.L reported another big fall in clothing and homewares sales in its Christmas quarter, as the COVID-19 pandemic hit dema
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 8

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening 33 points higher at 6,890 on Friday, according to financial bookmakers. * SIGNATURE AVIATION: U.S. private equity firm Carlyle CG.O made a takeover approach for London-based Signature Aviation SIGSI.L , setting the stage for a potential bidding war with Blackstone BX.N for the Bill Ga
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