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US close: Stocks end mixed after Yellen speech

22 Aug 2014 | 21:47

US stocks ended the week in a mixed fashion after speeches from Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank president Mario Draghi and following reports of heightened tensions along the Ukraine and Russian border.
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Russia has deployed artillery units in Ukraine, NATO warns

22 Aug 2014 | 17:54

Russia has moved artillery units inside Ukrainian territory over the last few days, NATO said on Friday.
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UK mining, gas and oil companies to report any payments made overseas

22 Aug 2014 | 17:54

UK mining, gas and oil companies will have to report any payments they make to governments in all the countries they operate in under new legislation.
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BAE Systems non-exec cashes in 50,000 shares

22 Aug 2014 | 17:36

A round-up of the biggest director deals today so far.
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Europe close: Stocks, euro fall after reports of Ukraine tensions

22 Aug 2014 | 17:35

The main European equity benchmarks closed in the red on Friday as the newsflow coming out of Ukraine took a turn for the worse.
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London close: FTSE ends with slight dip after Yellen speech

22 Aug 2014 | 17:25

After a relatively quiet day, much of which was spent waiting for a speech from Fed Chair Janet Yellen, the FTSE 100 closed down 2.41 points at 6,775.25.
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Market overview: FTSE closes down two points at 6,775

22 Aug 2014 | 16:54

1630: Close After a relatively quiet day, much of which was spent waiting for a speech from Fed Chair Janet Yellen, the FTSE 100 closed down 2.41 points at 6,775.25. The index suffered a sharp dip late morning, although this was largely recovered by early afternoon. Yellen said that there continued to be "remaining slack in the labour market", which she said needs to be "more nuanced" due to the "considerable uncertainty" in the employment level.
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FTSE 100 movers: Vodafone continues to rise on bid speculation

22 Aug 2014 | 16:08

Telecoms group Vodafone was extending gains made on Thursday on the back of rumours that advisers of US giant AT&T are working on a cash bid worth more than 300p a share, compared with current prices of just over 200p. AT&T ruled out an offer back in January, meaning that it is now free to revisit an approach under UK takeover 'cooling off' rules.
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Week ahead: Geopolitics and US data in focus

22 Aug 2014 | 15:55

This weekend's economics symposium at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, will likely cast a large shadow over markets, as analysts attempt to decipher the speeches from global policymakers regarding the outlook for monetary policy.
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