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LONDON Britain's FTSE 100 will only manage modest gains in the second half of the year as the nation's tortuous exit from the European Union hangs over the market, deterring investors from scooping up attractively cheap shares, a Reuters poll found.
LONDON Cash is still king for investors heading into the summer slowdown.
LONDON British utility stocks are trading at a growing discount to euro zone peers as investors fear the country's deepening political crisis could trigger a general election that ushers in renationalisation of the industry, worth $76 billion (£59.9 billion).
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LONDON Companies around the world paid out a record amount of dividends in the first quarter, data showed on Monday, as they shrugged off worries about slowing economic and earnings growth.
LONDON Since U.S. President Donald Trump's tweets derailed U.S.-China trade talks ten days ago, European stocks have outperformed Wall Street in a sign that investors are pinning their hopes on the region's battered equities weathering the protracted trade spat.
LONDON Europe's listed companies are expected to generate 1.2 trillion euros (£1.0 trillion) in revenue from the United States this year, highlighting what's at stake as global trade tensions grow and earnings and economic growth stall.
* Apple shares rally premarket after consensus-busting
LONDON The weeks before Easter are usually some of the busiest of the year for bankers, lawyers and consultants in the City of London, as clients rush to get deals done before a run of public holidays.