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UK stocks notch two-month highs as U.S. inflation cools

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click or type LIVE/ in a news window.) * AstraZeneca jumps on raising earnings forecast * Centrica to buy back up to 5% of shares * U.S. October inflation up less than expected * FTSE 100 up 1.1%, FTSE 250 gains 3.9% By Johann M Cherian and Sruthi Shankar Nov 10 (Reuters) - The UK's main stock indexes closed at near two-month highs on Thursday, joining a global rally sparked by cooling U.S.
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Commodity-linked stocks drag FTSE 100 lower; AstraZeneca jumps

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click or type LIVE/ in a news window) * FTSE 100 down 0.1%, FTSE 250 off 0.3% Nov 10 (Reuters) - UK's blue-chip FTSE 100 index fell on Thursday, as miners and oil giants tracked losses in commodity prices, although a strong performance by drugmaker AstraZeneca following an upbeat forecast helped cap losses ahead of key U.S.
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How Britain's pension scheme hedge became a trillion pound gamble

By Tommy Wilkes and Carolyn Cohn LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - It started out simply enough: British pension schemes were looking for a way to match their assets to future pension payments. Schemes run for pharmacy Boots and bookseller WHSmith were early adopters in the 2000s of an investment strategy of dumping stocks for bonds, to shield themselves from interest rate changes.
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How Britain's pension scheme hedge became a trillion pound gamble

By Tommy Wilkes and Carolyn Cohn LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - It started out simply enough: British pension schemes were looking for a way to match their assets to future pension payments. Schemes run for pharmacy Boots and bookseller WHSmith were early adopters in the 2000s of an investment strategy of dumping stocks for bonds, to shield themselves from interest rate changes.
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How Britain's pension scheme hedge became a trillion pound gamble

By Tommy Wilkes and Carolyn Cohn LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - It started out simply enough: British pension schemes were looking for a way to match their assets to future pension payments. Schemes run for pharmacy Boots and bookseller WHSmith were early adopters in the 2000s of an investment strategy of dumping stocks for bonds, to shield themselves from interest rate changes.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 7

Sept 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening lower with futures FFIc1 down 0.93% on Wednesday. * BARRATT: Barratt Developments Plc BDEV.L said it would buy back shares worth 200 million pounds ($229.50 million), after UK's biggest housebuilder posted a record annual profit and said it was on track to meet volume output target for fiscal 2023. * WH SMITH: British retailer WH Smith SMWH.L its second-half revenue was ahead of pre-pandemic levels, helped by a rebound in travel,
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Sept 7

Sept 7 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening lower with futures FFIc1 down 0.96% on Wednesday. * RIO TINTO: A U.S. judge said Rio Tinto Plc RIO.L must face an investor lawsuit accusing the Anglo-Australian mining giant of concealing delays and huge cost overruns at a Mongolian copper and gold mine owned by Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd TRQ.TO , in which Rio Tinto has a majority stake.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 16

June 16 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening lower on Thursday, with futures FFIc1 down 0.45%. * SHELL: Shell SHEL.L is building larger vessels that can carry more carbon dioxide over longer distances as part of the company's plans to expand its carbon capture storage (CCS) business globally, the oil major said. * SHAFTESBURY-CAPCO: Shaftesbury Plc SHB.L and Capital & Counties Properties Plc (Capco) CAPCC.L would merge to form a combined mixed-use portfolio in the heart of
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Financial Times - June 16

June 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories in the Financial Times. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy. Headlines - THG pursuers set to give up their chase of ecommerce group Link - Travel rebound pushes WHSmith quarterly sales to pre-pandemic level Link - Whitbread beats forecasts but faces darkening UK economic outlook Link - HSBC dismisses trader over personal messages to client Link Overview - A consortium of investors led by Belerion Capit
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UK shares climb on boost from financial stocks, strong results

(For a Reuters live blog on U.S., UK and European stock markets, click or type LIVE/ in a news window) * WH Smith rises as sales cross pre-pandemic levels * Publisher Bloomsbury rises on strong FY profit * FTSE 100 up 1.2%, FTSE 250 adds 1.4% (Updates to close) By Devik Jain June 15 (Reuters) - London's main indexes rose on Wednesday as financial stocks gained and strong results from companies including WH Smith lifted sentiment ahead of the U.S.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 15

June 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.7%. * BLOOMSBURY: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc BLPU.L on Wednesday reported a 40% jump in annual profit and raised its final dividend payout by about a quarter, buoyed by a reading boom which stayed even after the pandemic lockdowns. * WH SMITH: British retailer WH Smith SMWH.L on Wednesday forecast its annual performance would be at the higher end of analysts' expectations as more people
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on June 15

June 15 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening flat on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.10%. * BP: BP plc BP.L has agreed to buy a 40.5% stake and become operator of an Australian renewable energy project that could become one of the world's biggest producers of green hydrogen, the global oil major said, without disclosing how much it paid.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 27

April 27 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening higher on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.26%. * GSK: British drugmaker GSK GSK.L beat analyst expectations for its first-quarter profit and sales, ahead of the planned listing of its large consumer healthcare division in July, and stood by its forecasts for 2022. * LSE: The London Stock Exchange Group said it was on track to meet all financial targets as it continued to integrate its $27 billion acquisition of data and analy
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 27

April 27 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening flat on Wednesday, with futures FFIc1 down 0.09%. * BANK OF IRELAND: Bank of Ireland BIRG.I said that Chief Executive Francesca McDonagh would step down after five years in charge that saw the bank grow through acquisition, sharply cut staff numbers and almost fully return to private ownership.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on April 19

April 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index .FTSE is seen opening flat on Tuesday, with futures FFIc1 up 0.01%. * WH SMITH: British retailer WH Smith Plc SMWH.L said it has suspended orders from its online greetings card and gift unit Funky Pigeon following a cyber-security incident last week. * SPECTRIS-OMEGA: British electrical engineering firm Spectris SXS.L said it will sell specialist sensor maker Omega Engineering to private equity firm Arcline Investment Management for $525 million.
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British Business - March 29

March 29 (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 - British bank Barclays Plc BARC.L expects to make a 450 million pounds ($589.59 million) loss over the mishandling of U.S. securities in 2019, with the discovery of the error delaying a 1 billion pounds share buyback programme as it is investigated.
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British Business - Jan 20

Jan 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 Unilever PLC ULVR.L has said it will not raise its 50 billion pounds ($68.04 billion) offer for GlaxoSmithKline PLC's GSK.L consumer business, effectively abandoning its pursuit of the deal after a backlash from shareholders.
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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Jan 19

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 .FTSE index is seen opening lower with futures FFIc1 down 0.61% on Wednesday. * JD WETHERSPOON: British pub group JDW.L warned it would record a loss for the first half of the fiscal year after the Omicron coronavirus variant led to renewed curbs and kept people from heading out during the holidays. * CENTAMIN: Centamin CEY.L reported a 58% jump in gold production for the fourth quarter as the Egypt-focused miner benefited from higher-grade ores.
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British Business - Jan. 10

Jan 10 (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 - Most hospitals are getting through Omicron without tipping into crisis, Britain's National Health Service (NHS) chiefs believe, as confidence grows among ministers that further COVID-19 restrictions will be avoided.
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